Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Police Investigate Forgery Case

Cookeville police detectives are investigating a case of forgery and fraud, in which a local business lost more than $400. The manager of the Save-A-Lot grocery store on South Willow Avenue told authorities that he had cashed a payroll check last month from the account of ABF Freight Systems, and which appeared to be from Citizens Bank in Cookeville. The check had been made payable to a 21-year-old South Carolina man, who provided his driver's license as ID. But the manager says the bank reported that the check was forgery when the store later included it in a deposit. Police have photos of the suspect from surveillance video and the name he provided when he cashed the check and are following up on leads in the case.