Woman charged for allegedly writing millions in bad checks

MARQUETTE – An Ishpeming woman is in trouble with the law for allegedly writing $145 million in bad checks.

Brooke Lynn Vernier, a.k.a Brooke Ferns, is charged with conspiracy to defraud financial institutions. According to court records obtained by ABC 10, Ferns allegedly conspired to defraud three financial institutions- TruNorth Federal Credit Union, Peninsula Bank and River Valley Bank through the execution of a check-kiting scheme.

The document says that in 2012, Ferns allegedly wrote hundreds of checks and attempted to transfer $145 million throughout the three financial institutions.