Monday, January 25, 2010

Police Seek Tips In Fake Check Cases

Cookeville police have released a photo from a surveillance video that they hope the public can use to help them identify a man who is described as a "person of interest" in a case involving forged checks. Authorities say the fake checks appear to be official payroll checks from the city of Cookeville, and appear to have been made on a computer. They were passed earlier this month at a liquor store in Baxter and at a gas station in Sparta. The person seen in the surveillance video is described as a black male, heavy-set, with what appears to be a moustance and goatee. He may have been driving a light-colored car, also visible in the video. Anyone with information on the case or anyone who recognizes the man in the photo is asked to contact the Cookeville Police Department at 526-2125 or to call Crime Stoppers at 520-7867