Suspects Bound Over to District Court After Being Charged in Months Long Check Fraud Investigation

Following preliminary hearings, two suspects charged in a check fraud crime scheme had their cases bound over to District Court.

According to Cheyenne Police, 37-year-old Anthony Gello, of Cheyenne, was arrested on January 9th and faces charges related to fraud, theft, forgery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and identity theft. 35-year-old Kayla Moody, also of Cheyenne, was arrested on January 19 and faces charges related to fraud, theft, forgery, and conspiracy to commit fraud.

Since their arrests, both suspects have attended numerous preliminary hearings related to their crimes. Gello was bound over to District Court on all charges February 16th and Moody was bound over on February 9th.

The investigation began in October 2023 when Cheyenne Police Officers received a report of check fraud at a local business. Since then, Cheyenne Police and Laramie County Sheriff’s Detectives have investigated over 15 fraud cases related to Gello and Moody. Together, the suspects made thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent transactions at businesses and banks across Cheyenne.

The investigation revealed that from October 2023 through January 2024, the couple reportedly stole personal checks, printed fraudulent checks, forged signatures, recruited other individuals to process the check fraud transactions, and committed property crimes for the purpose of purchasing controlled substances.

“I commend our investigators for their tireless work over the course of many months in getting these cases to this point,” said Chief Francisco. “I’d also like to thank partnering law enforcement agencies for their assistance and local businesses for their cooperation.”