People in Texas often have high hopes for a business that they start. As such, they purchase supplies and hire employees. Despite their best efforts, many are unable to achieve success. Although it is unclear how authorities determined a man in Texas was not simply unsuccessful at his business, he now faces allegations of fraud, among other charges, after checks he wrote his employees bounced.
Police say that they 42-year-old man falsely claimed that he was a representative of a pipeline company. In that capacity, he allegedly hired several employees -- some estimate 40 -- who were given new hire paperwork and underwent drug tests. These alleged victims claim, however, that the pay and bonus checks they were given bounced despite the work they performed.