Thursday, November 27, 2014

Check Cashing Scheme

Police are trying to find a man who cashed fake payroll checks at stores in several Kentucky counties.

Police departments in Estill, Floyd and Johnson counties have reported similar situations. In each case, the man cashed a check for $367.54. Police say the suspect also could have cashed checks in several other Kentucky counties.

Floyd County authorities say a man cashed a check for the same amount at Jenny Wily Liquor store in Prestonsburg, a BP gas station off KY RT 321 and several gas stations in Johnson County.

Before cashing checks, police say, cashiers need to verify that the correct operator's number is listed and that the person cashing the check has the correct Identification.