Fraudulent Check Investigation

Written by  Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:57

  The Statesboro Police Department is investigating multiple fraudulent checks passed at three Statesboro banks Wednesday morning.


  About 11:20 a.m. Wednesday the Police Department received a callfrom Farmers and Merchants Bank on Brannen Street concerning a subject who was attempting to cash a fraudulent check for over $1900.00.  By the time police arrived the suspect was gone. 


  An alert and a description of the suspect that was sent out to all banks in the area reesulted in police receiving calls from two other local banks where a subject fitting the description of the person at Farmer & Merchants Bank, accompanied by a second person, successfully cashed checks which totaled over $9,000.00.


  The Statesboro Police Department Investigations Bureau described  the suspects as black males wearing bright yellow construction style vests.  The fraudulent checks appeared to have been issued by two construction companies, one in Brooklet and one in Guyton.


  Police notified Chief Deputy Jared Akins at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, who then alerted all the other banks in the county of the incidents. 


  The Bulloch-Statesboro Crime Suppression Team is currently assisting in the investigation.


  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ben Purvis at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.  You may submit anonymous information to or text a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES).   All information is strictly confidential.

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