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Monday, March 30, 2020

Fraudulent Check Fraud Ring Truckee

Case # PCSO 19 & 20-Multiple

Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $500.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the fraudulent check ring operating in the Truckee, Reno, and Sparks areas.

During the months of December 2019 and January 2020 multiple U.S. postal boxes were broken into in the Truckee, CA area. Checks were stolen and the checks were being washed and new information entered on the washed or blank checks and then cashed or deposited into a separate identity theft victim’s account. The funds are then immediately withdrawn from the identity theft victim’s account. There are multiple crimes and victims. Theft of checks from one group of victims and identity theft from a second group of victims. Two suspects were caught on bank security video and Placer County and Truckee PD Detectives are asking for assistance in identifying them. The first suspect is a white male seen cashing a fraudulent check to a fake account on December 17, 2019 at the Greater Nevada Bank, University Branch. The second suspect is a white female in a red sedan depositing/cashing fraudulent checks at the US Bank at Kietzke & Peckham on January 3, 2020. The two are responsible for losses in the thousands of dollars from multiple victims.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects. Anyone having information relating to this crime, the suspect vehicle, or the suspects should contact the Placer County Sheriff‘s Office at 1- 530-581-6323 or 1-530-550-2331, Secret Witness at775- 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text your tip to 847411 (TIP 411) Keyword – SW.

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