Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man allegedly took someone’s bank account number to produce bogus checks.
Investigators say they received a call from a woman in reference to fraudulent transactions on her bank account. According to a police report, the victim said she didn’t notice the transactions until she received her monthly bank statement. Those transactions started around March 24, 2015 and continued until May 7, 2015. A total of $3826.20 was taken from the account.
Officials say the suspect used the woman’s account number to produce his own checks and has traveled from Charlotte, N.C. to Savannah, G.A. using them.
Most of the checks were written in the tri-county area. Authorities say in total the suspect passed just under 50 checks.
We’re learning most of the transactions were at various grocery stories and automotive businesses.
If you have any information on this suspect, call Crimestoppers at 554-1111.