Suspected forgery ring wanted by police

The first suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 years old, with a large build and military style haircut. The second and third suspects are described as black females, with unknown ages and thin builds.

February 20, 2012 12:54:29 PM PST
Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's assistance identifying a group of suspects who have stolen a victim's identity, and made numerous unauthorized purchases in Houston, Humble and Harris County.

Throughout January, a 62-year-old Harris County woman noticed that numerous checks from her account had been written without her consent. After speaking with representatives from her bank, officials say the victim discovered that a total of six unauthorized purchases had been made with forged checks using her identity. The checks used her name, account information, routing number and even her driver's license number. Authorities say the group of suspects used the checks to make purchases at auto part stores, retail stores, grocery stores and clothing stores in excess of $2,000.

Surveillance cameras at one of the stores captured images of three suspects using the victim's identity and forged checks. The first suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 years old, with a large build and military style haircut. The second and third suspects are described as black females, with unknown ages and thin builds.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) 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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