Detectives Investigate Check Fraud; Surveillance Photos Released

Suspect who cashed a fraudulently altered check

Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit detectives continue to investigate a check fraud incident that occurred and today, are releasing surveillance photographs of the male who cashed the fraudulent check.

The investigation by detectives determined that the adult male victim mailed an envelope containing a check for his rent from a Silver Spring area post office.   Approximately one month later, the victim was notified by his landlord that the check had not been received.  The victim contacted his bank and was told that the check had been cashed at a PNC Bank located on Connecticut Avenue in Northwest, Washington, D.C.  The bank also informed the victim that the name on the check had been altered and that the amount had been altered to $8,550.00.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6830.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of these suspects.  Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who cashed a fraudulently altered check