Man spots fraud, averts liability

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Summerville man wisely contacted police after being approached to commit what turned out to be fraud.
Contacted by email, the gentleman was asked to put an advertisement for Pepsi-Cola on his truck. He was told he would be paid $400 a week for the privilege.  After a number of emails back and forth, the man agreed.
He then received a check, according to the police incident report, for $2,480.74 with instructions to cash the check, keep $400 and send the rest to a Randy Johnson.
The man wisely called the bank the check was drawn on – SunTrust – before attempting to cash it. He was informed the check was counterfeit. He contacted police.
Had he cashed the check, he could have faced criminal charges for forgery and counterfeiting.

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