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LENOIR, N.C. -- Lenoir Police picked up four men accused of passing counterfeit business checks at a grocery store.

After receiving a complaint, Lenoir Police responded to the Food Lion in the 800 block of Wilkesboro on Tuesday and arrested one man they say was passing a counterfeit check.

Employees of the grocery store described a vehicle leaving the scene when the suspect's accomplices. The vehicle was pulled over a short time later on Hickory Boulevard, and investigators say two additional counterfeit checks were used at the Food Lion by the vehicle's occupants, one of which was exchanged for $376 in cash.

Two counterfeit checks were covered, along with the cash, police say. The fake checks displayed a BB&T bank account with a business name of M& S Warehouse in Lenoir.

All four men, Gregory James, 31, Dashawn Edwards, 18, Comma Smith, 31, and Frankie Rogers, 21, were charged with one count each of forgery and uttering.

James was also charged with possession of marijuana.

The Hudson Police Department assisted in the investigation, and made an additional related arrest in their jurisdiction. The name of that suspect has not yet been released.

All four men charged by Lenoir Police were placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center and are awaiting a court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

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