Vienna Man Wanted In Check, Casino Scheme

Police say man forged $250K check from Vienna bank, cashed it at a casino before fleeing the country

Fairfax County police are searching for a man they say forged a $250,000 check and cashed it at an Atlantic City casino before leaving the country with his wife and son.

The scheme began in January, when Michael Payam Oveysi, 36, of Vienna, allegedly deposited two checks worth $130,000 at the TD Bank in Vienna, the Washington Post reported.

According to a search warrant filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court, the checks were from the American Iranian Kurdish Community, Inc., of which Oveysi is listed as president. When Oveysi deposited the check, the company had less than $100 in the bank, the Post reported.

The next day, Oveysi returned to the bank and withdrew $8,000 and a $250 cashier's check, the Post reported. He digitally altered the check and used it later in the day at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Oveysi, who worked at the Tysons Law Group in Vienna for about a year, and his family used fake passports to fly out of the country three days later. The first-generation Kurdish Iranian-American immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. At the firm, he worked on immigration issues, the Post reported.

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Michael oveysi February 12, 2013 at 02:33 PM
8:24 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013 کوس کش مادر جنده اگر کیر اون وست پاهات هست، چرا زیر اسم من داری کامینت میزنی. شما برادرها کیر خورین. کاک آلم تو دهن ننه جندتون. حسین مگر اینک گوه منو بتو بخور. ننتو حتمأ کس کرده مادر قبه
Lida Behnam February 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Admin, please pay attention to the insults in Persians too.
Lid February 28, 2013 at 03:22 PM
ليدا جنده افغانى مگر كسى مونده تو واشنگتن و كارولينا تو را نكرده باشه، تو چون اين يارو نكردتت و مثل سگ با هات رفتار كرد كون جنده تو ميسوزه. كيرم تو كون سوفيا تا اونو جنده نكردى با اون شكل كيرىت با صورت داغونت مادر جنده هم ن حسين ميدونست چه جندهاي بودى ١٠٠ بار ديديم از ادارش انداختت بيرون كير تو اوون كوونت جنده
Erica R. Hendry February 28, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Lid, your last comment completely violated our comment policy. Until I can go through some others in a language I can't read off the cuff, comments on this article are being shut down.


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