SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities in San Diego have announced the arrest of 60 people, including gang members and active duty military personnel, in an alleged fraud that netted more than $500,000.

The San Diego County district attorney's office said Wednesday that the 10-month investigation ended a day earlier when federal and local investigators made the arrests.

Officials say about 12 defendants are members of a San Diego street gang. Five others are active duty military members.

The gang members are accused of recruiting acquaintances who had accounts at the Navy Federal Credit Union and then paying them to deposit bogus checks and give their ATM cards to the gang members.

Most of those ATM transactions happened at the Barona Casino in eastern San Diego County.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.