(Fox 10) Tempe police made a big announcement Tuesday morning about an 18-month fraud investigation that ended with 100 arrests.
The fraud investigation was called Operation "Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself."
A fraud scheme was dismantled during the 18-month investigation, leading to 100 arrests.
The suspects range from ages 18 to 73 and are responsible for more than $240,000 in attempted and completed fraud transactions.
Detectives also identified five check fraud mills operating around the valley.
Tempe's investigation led to the discovery of a larger hierarchy of three loosely affiliated organizations.
Many of the suspects are family members who were actively recruiting others to participate in and benefit from the criminal activity.