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Two arrested for defrauding Escambia County businesses
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Two people accused of defrauding stores along the gulf coast are in jail and facing charges.
Escambia sheriff's deputies arrested Tia Smith and Michael Garay just before 6 pm last night.
They say Tia Smith wrote checks on a closed account.
She targeted jewelry and antiques stores from Baldwin County to Okaloosa County.
Then sold what she bought to pawn shops.
Deputies say, sometimes Garay accompanied her.
Smith is charged with multiple counts of fraud and larceny.
And Garay is facing multiple worthless check charges.