A Florida man was arrested at a Haynes Bridge Road bank branch for trying to cash a fraudulent check.
A bank teller said the suspect came into the bank asking to cash a check from a Cary, N.C. business. Noticing the signature was unusually light on the check, she told the suspect a call needed to be placed to verify funds. The suspect said he needed his identification card back, and that he needed to go.
Alpharetta police arrived and spotted the suspect in front of the bank, talking on a cell phone. He was arrested. The officer called the check's owner, and the Cary, N.C. business confirmed the check was fraudulent as the original check was in North Carolina.
Lamar S. Carr, 31, of Palatka, FL, was arrested and charged on May 23 with first degree forgery. He remained in Fulton County jail a week later in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Fraud Alert Catches Suspect Attemping to Cash Fraudulent Check
An Atlanta man was arrested on May 21 when a fraud alert was activated as he attempted to cash a $1,121 check.
The bank vice president told an Alpharetta officer that the account the check was drawn on, Grace International, had a fraud alert placed on its account and to call for any checks over a certain amount.
The check presented by the suspect had been issued to a different person for $200, and it had cleared the account.
Kary K. Taylor, 18, of Atlanta, was charged with first degree forgery. He remained in Fulton County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond a week later.
Employee Makes Fraudulent Return
A Dillards employee was arrested after the North Point Mall store's loss prevention officer spotted him making a transaction at a register with no customer present.
The store employee was said to have made a false return on two shirts purchased earlier by a customer. The $84.53 was put on a store gift card, and the incident report says the suspect told police he needed to buy some nicer clothes for his new job.
The 22-year-old Roswell man was charged on May 24 with theft by deception.
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