SouthfieldSeptember 18, 2012
Reward offered for info on check fraud ring suspect
By Jessica Strachan
C & G Staff Writer
The Southfield Police Department is looking for help in identifying a woman believed to be involved with a check fraud ring in the area.
According to Lt. Nick Loussia, the check fraud ring has been operating in the metro Detroit area for close to a year now. Suspects obtain personal information from checking accounts and use it to create and cash fraudulent checks.
The trend of targeted victims has been the elderly.
Loussia said the Southfield Police Department was not releasing any other information at the time, including the woman’s age or her particular involvement with Southfield.
Anyone who has information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5540 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK UP.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information received through the anonymous tip hotline that leads to the felony arrest of people responsible for the crime.
According to the Southfield Police Department’s information protecting your ID, technology advances have made check fraud an occupation of increased skill and sophistication. Criminals today can defraud a victim and the financial institution with a blank check, a canceled or disposed-of check, or one used to pay a bill.