Police: Woman used bad checks from Galveston to Huntsville

Police released this photo from surveillance video.

July 21, 2010 10:02:21 AM PDT
Police need your help to find a woman who they say has written more than two dozen bad checks all across our area. Investigators say the spree began in June and the most recent check was passed July 12. They have been used at various Targets and Wal-Marts from Galveston to Huntsville.

Police say the suspect uses different names and addresses on the checks and it appears she has the victim's drivers license number, but uses a counterfeit license when asked for ID.

As of the most recent bad check, more than $15,000 had been stolen using the fraudulent information. At this point, investigators don't know how she obtained the victim's information.

A female was captured at three separate Target locations using the forged checks, but it's unclear if she's the only suspect or if she has help.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 tips hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, charging or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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