From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - The effects of theft and fraud reach well beyond the individual victims. With these crimes come increased prices, fear and distrust of others, and the inconvenience of additional security measures. Reversing the effects is difficult but we start by arresting the involved criminals.
So, Crime Stoppers wants your help identifying a suspect in check fraud case involving a withdrawal that was intercepted in transit between a credit union and the account holder.
In December, a credit union mailed a check to a customer. The customer never received the check but it was cashed in Lufkin. The investigating detective obtained video from a North Timberland Drive grocery store that, according to the store, shows a woman presenting the stolen check to be cashed.
When recovered from the bank, the check was marked with a driver's license number, date of birth, and thumbprint, so it appears that the cashier attempted to verify the female's identity, but the information does not match the victim and has not yet been useful in identifying the suspect.
The video shows the suspect to be a white female with dark, shoulder length hair. The detective estimated that she is between 18 and 25 years old and said she was carrying a green, medium sized purse and wearing a silver locket necklace.