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Forsyth County fraud suspect arrested in Indiana
Cashed thousands in fake checks here
Deno Rene Labrada

CUMMING — A man suspected of cashing thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent checks across Forsyth County was arrested earlier this fall on similar charges near Indianapolis, authorities said.

Deno Rene Labrada, 51, is being held in Hamilton County, Ind., facing charges of synthetic identity deception, forgery and check deception, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Labrada was wanted in Forsyth on three separate incidents Sept. 30 of cashing fraudulent checks that totaled more than $28,000.

According to authorities, he was also sought in Alpharetta for illegally obtaining nearly $9,000 and faced arrest warrants in neighboring Gwinnett County and nearby Cobb County for the same reason.

After his Oct. 28 arrest in Indiana, investigators were able to connect his booking information with fingerprints recently taken from a bank where he reportedly cashed a fake check in Smyrna, Regan said.

The detention center in Indiana sent Forsyth’s investigators a booking photo to confirm his identity with video security footage from more than one bank.

Labrada, whose last known address was in Norcross, possessed fake IDs from Georgia and Florida and was known to have been in Kentucky at some point before reaching Indiana.

Once he faces his charges in Indiana, which may include an indictment and plea or trial, Regan said, the Forsyth sheriff’s office will extradite him to Georgia.