Suspect Sought in Patterson Avenue Fraud Case

Man Tried to Deposit Large Check

WRVA News
December 26, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Richmond Police looking for suspect in a fraud case. (Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

(Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

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(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Richmond Police detectives need the public's help to identify a man who is suspected of trying to cash a fraudulent check.

On November 21, the male suspect arrived at First Bank, located at 5601 Patterson Avenue, and attempted to deposit a check in the amount of more than $28,000. The suspect provided paperwork to open a new business account, but differing addresses on the documents made a bank worker suspicious. The check was then put on hold.

After further investigation, detectives believe the suspect somehow intercepted the original check through the mail and tried to open a local business in order to obtain the funds. Detectives also believe he may have used a fake I.D.

The suspect was last seen wearing a light blue shirt with a black leather jacket and a black leather hat.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Williams at (804) 646-1007 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.