by Diane Tuazon
MIDLAND - Nine people are behind bars in Midland, suspected of having ties to a massive check scam in the Permian Basin.
Just last week, the White Collar Division of investigators discovered the scam. They say some of the suspects were caught passing bad checks at stores around town.
Super Mercado lost $5,000 in the scheme. In all, Midland merchants were shorted $20,000.
Some of the suspects that were arrested today are pictured above.