Two Chicago men made and passed counterfeit payroll checks in Scott County, a federal grand jury has charged.
The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Lawrence Lewis Bradley and Terrance O'Neil Jackson on Thursday.
The two recruited several people in Scott County to cash the fake checks at Georgetown businesses, including Wal-Mart, according to court records.
Bradley and Jackson typically paid the people $100 for passing the checks, the indictment said.
Police arrested the two in December. In a search of their hotel room, officers found laptop computers, a printer and blank checks, according to a court document.
Georgetown police began investigating the case, but the U.S. Secret Service later got involved.