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Harrison County Sheriff’s Office looking for woman in check fraud case

Surveillance photos show a suspect using stolen identities to cash altered checks at local banks. Police are asking the public's help to identify the suspect.
Surveillance photos show a suspect using stolen identities to cash altered checks at local banks. Police are asking the public's help to identify the suspect.

Officials believe a woman seen on surveillance cameras is using stolen identities to cash stolen checks in Harrison County.

The woman is accused of stealing the checks from mailboxes at least five residences in Harrison County. The checks, made out to various businesses, were awaiting pickup by mail carriers.

The woman is described as white with a slim build and medium-long brown hair.

The Sheriff’s Office believes the woman altered six checks, making them payable to the aliases she created and then cashing them at banks in the area.

If anyone has information or knows the woman shown in surveillance photos, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 228-896-3000.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy

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