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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A group of inmates in jail for a robbery is in trouble again as it tried to keep its victim from testifying at trial.

Two of the inmates peaked the suspicions of a sheriff at the county jail in Georgia when they both showed up for treatment.

Authorities say 18-year-old Alfredo Sosa and 22-year-old Miguel Camacho-Gonzalez headed to the medical unit at the same time, faking the same heart condition.

Guards decided to search their cells and soon discovered notes titled, “Plan to free us” in both cells.

A third inmate, 22-year-old Jerome Welch, was also caught as investigators believe he was the mastermind behind the plan.

Welch’s plan was for the other two inmates to come up with money to give to Gonzalez’ mother, who would then send the money to Gonzalez’ girlfriend.

His girlfriend would then pay off the victim in the robberies, so he wouldn’t testify at trial.

Now, the inmates are being charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Gonzalez’ mother, girlfriend and the robbery victim are also charged with crimes for going along with the plan.