Five people were arrested for their role in what Baldwin County authorities call an "elaborate fraud ring" involving fake checks.
It all started with two fraudulent checks, totaling about $1,600, deposited into a SunTrust bank account in Atlanta.
One was allegedly written by the county commissioners' office to a juror for grand jury duty.
"Our jurors' checks are $35. This check was over $700," said Captain Brad King of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
The second was allegedly written by the Sheriff's Office for an inmate who had bonded out.
King says there's no record of that inmate or the person who supposedly signed the check.
"If they have money on their books for either commissary or phone use, they can receive a check to clear their account," King said.