Woman Cashes Check For A Nigerian Member Of New Kids On The Block


No matter how big a fan you are of boy bands, if someone calls claiming to be a member of one, you should probably proceed with caution.

Unfortunately, a New Jersey woman wasn't as cautious when she got a call from someone claiming to be Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block. The man wanted to cash a $2,700 check, and then have her send the money to a charity in Nigeria. She agreed and now she's in a bit of trouble.

Police say she received the check, cashed it at a check-cashing store, deposited $2,000 into an account at a bank and purchased $700 in gift cards, which she sent back to him in Nigeria. Police were notified when the store says the check bounced.

The woman was charged with a third-degree count of cashing a bad check and possession of a forged check. She was released pending a court appearance. However, police say that she was both a perpetrator and a victim in this case.

Source: NorthJersey.com