Dalton Police searching for women connected to ID Check scheme
By WRCB Staff
DALTON, GA (WRCB) -
A check fraud scheme that’s wrapped up victims from Chattanooga to Florida has Dalton police asking for your help.
Three or four white women stole at least $20,000 in June and July, according to investigators.
Police say the women first broke into cars in Dalton, stealing purses with checkbooks inside.
Then, armed with the account information, balance numbers and fake ID’s from unsuspecting victims in Florida, the women would cash checks written on the stolen checkbooks at Chattanooga banks, averaging $2,000 at a time.
The scheme went unnoticed, as the women would cash out at a different bank than the one listed on the check, and they made sure the Florida victims had enough money in their accounts to cover the check if it bounced.
The victims in Florida, spread out over several towns, weren’t aware of the scheme until Dalton police got in touch.
The Dalton Police Department asks anyone with information on the scheme or the suspects to contact Detective Forrest Jones at 706-278-9085, dial 9 and enter extension 184.