Police: High Point man ran $2.2 million counterfeit check scheme

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Police said a man accused of running a fraudulent scheme involving mailing counterfeit checks out of High Point was arrested.

Xavier Scott Clark, 42, of High Point, allegedly printed more than 900 counterfeit checks amounting to more than $2.2 million and mailed them to victims around the country.

Police said the victims believed they were working from home as “Secret Shoppers." The victims would cash the counterfeit checks and wire transfer money as directed by the suspect, officials said.

Police said the money was wired back to Clark in some cases. Authorities said the suspect would then keep some of the money as part of his payment and wire the remaining money to Nigeria.

Clark was placed in jail under a $2,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing.