A Boston man pleaded guilty recently to his role in a wide- ranging fraudulent-check-cashing conspiracy that netted the defendant and his co-conspirators nearly $370,000 over six years.

U.S. Attorney Donald K. Stern said Roger Burrell, 45, of the Dorchester section of Boston, pleaded guilty Friday to four felony counts, including conspiring with several others to commit crimes such as bank fraud.

At a hearing before U.S. District Judge Robert E. Keeton, the government explained that the extensive check fraud scheme used the names of numerous legitimate businesses in the Boston area.

Mr. Burrell and his co-conspirators obtained legitimate company checks, the prosecution said, and then used them to order new blank checks in the name of that business, always arranging for delivery to a post office box.

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