Detectives: Man stole check from mailbox, created fake copies

Detectives are trying to identify a suspect accused of stealing a check from a mailbox and using it to create bogus checks with the victim's information.

December 13, 2010 12:43:03 PM PST
Authorities are searching for a man who stole a check from a mailbox and used it to create and issue fake checks.

Harris County detectives say a 61-year-old man had put a check inside a birthday card he was mailing to his son then someone stole the birthday card from the mail. Three days later, the suspect began making several unauthorized purchases with bogus checks using the victim's name and checking account information.

The suspect used the checks to buy more than $200,000 of items from Walmart, Lowes, Krogers, and Northern Tool and Equipment.

The suspect is described as a white man with a heavy build between the ages of 35 and 45, and is between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. The suspect drove a white extended cab Ford F-250 truck.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect's identity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.


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