LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Crime Stoppers wants your help identifying a suspect in three check fraud cases.
February 27, a man approached the customer service counter of a Timberland Drive grocery store and presented a check to be cashed. The check appeared to be a genuine payroll check issued by a local business and the suspect left the store with several hundred dollars.
A few minutes later, a man presented a check to a grocery store on Chestnut Street in Lufkin. That check also appeared to be a genuine payroll check and the suspect left the store with several hundred dollars.
The following day, a man presented two paychecks to a grocery store on West Frank Avenue in Lufkin and received more than $1,000.
Weeks later, the stores learned that the checks were fraudulent. Reviewing video from each store showed that the same suspect passed the four bogus checks. The videos show the suspect to be a stocky-build black male who either shaves his head or is bald. He had a mustache and a patch of hair beneath his bottom lip.
The suspect was a passenger in a dark colored, small car but he driver parked too far from the building for video to be used to identify the vehicle.
At www.DETCS.tips, you can view portions of the stores' surveillance videos.