Nuwaubian Sect Linked to Fake Checks
WXIA-TV 11 Alive/October 2, 2003
Three members tied to a controversial Nuwaubian Nation
religious sect are being charged with forging fake certified
checks to purchase two homes in Stone Mountain, Ga.
DeKalb County police claim the men planned to use the checks to
buy new land to reestablish a home base for the Yamassee Nuwaubian
Mour/Moore Tribal Community. Their actions would have defrauded
the U.S. Postal Service and John Wills Homes, which owns the Bibb
Police said the men -- William Carroll, also known as "Nayyaa
Rafl El," Robert C. Dukes, also known as "Nayya Elisha EL" and
Darius Sampson, also known as "KhuFu" -- used documents in the
form of certified checks that they created called "certified
tender of payment certificate" and "statement of assignment in
The allegedly fraudulent checks were created after Carroll
filed a lien for $283,900,000 with the Clerk of Superior Court in
DeKalb County against the U.S. Postal Service payroll bank
account/assets and real property.
An investigation revealed that two of the suspects are post
office employees. Police have not specified which two they are.
All three men are charged with theft by deception and identity
fraud, police said.
The trio is believed to be affiliated with the United Nuwaubian
Nation of Moors in Putnam County, which was raided last year on
suspicions of minors being transported across state lines for sex.
Police arrested the group's leader -- 36-year-old took Dwight D.
York -- and his longtime associate, 33-year-old Kathy Johnson.