Robert Hector was indicted for passing counterfeit checks and identity fraud, according to Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap.
According to the indictment, on Feb. 10, 2009, Hector passed six counterfeit checks totaling $85,935, and used another person’s identity in connection with passing the counterfeit checks and theft.
Hector, 45, High Ridge, was indicted by a federal grand jury Nov. 5, on six felony counts of passing counterfeit securities and one felony count of identity theft. He is expected to appear in federal court next week.
If convicted, each count of passing counterfeit securities carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000; identity theft carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.