Cape Girardeau doctor indicted on check, money order fraud

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Dr. Byron Glenn at Cape Urgent Care is seen in this 2010 file photo. (Fred Lynch)

A Cape Girardeau physician was indicted and arrested Wednesday on felony charges of mail fraud and passing fake money orders and checks.

Byron Cornelius Glenn, 57, was arrested on a five-count indictment on felony counts of passing a fictitious instrument with intent to defraud, one felony count of making a fictitious instrument with intent to defraud, and one felony count of mail fraud, according to a release sent by the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Missouri.

Glenn is accused of using three money orders -- one for almost $150,000, another for about $27,000 and a third for almost $490,000 -- "purported to be drawn" on an account using a U.S. Treasury routing number to pay off mortgages.

He also is accused of writing a check using a routing number from a U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland for $250,000 to pay to Cape Urgent Care, Inc., and of using a $171,000 "account closed" check to pay First State Community Bank from an account at Bank of America that didn't have sufficient funds. Federal prosecutors say Glenn knew the account was closed and didn't have the money in it to cover the check.

The indictment charges the offenses occurred between July and December 2012.

A hearing has been scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Monday.

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