3 arrested in alleged fraud check operation

Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 17:49:08-04

An alleged fraudulent check and ID-making operation was broken up in Coronado with the arrest of three suspects, police said Saturday.

Employees of the Bank of America in Coronado called police at about 2:30 p.m. Friday to report a woman was trying to cash a fraudulent check for $1,900. Officers arrived in time to prevent the woman from leaving. She was found in a car with two men who are also suspected in the scheme, according to police.

A large amount of cash and methamphetamine allegedly were found in the car. Officers discovered that the three were staying at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort and searched their room, police said. That's where they allegedly found evidence of the fraudulent check and ID-making operation and a gun.

Police arrested Lorrie Dee Marshall, 34, and Adam Ishaq Pham, 30, both of National City, and Jonathan Daployan, 29, of San Diego. They were arrested on suspicion of burglary, forgery, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of fictitious checks, making fictitious checks, identity theft, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine for sale.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department jail website indicated that Marshall and Pham were being held on $97,500 and $50,000 bail, respectively. But there was no record of Daployan in custody. The three have a tentative arraignment date for next Tuesday in Superior Court in Chula Vista.