Crimestoppers: Help catch check fraud suspects

Two men need to be identified

JONESBORO, Ark. – Most of the population can be counted on to do the right thing thanks to the process of empathy: considering others situation as though it was your own. Unfortunately, two men thought of themselves instead of their alleged victim and it has landed them in this week’s Crimestoppers segment.

It begins on Sept. 10, 2017, when JPD Officer Rachel Griffin responded to Kroger on South Caraway Road in Jonesboro. A report came in of a fraudulent check being written. Two men, pictured above, reportedly entered the store together and attempted to purchase two prepaid cell phone cards and a cellular phone. When the first man tried paying for his items, he produced a check. The second suspect left the store at this time, possibly aware of the crime about to take place.

The cashier asked the suspect for his drivers license and learned it didn’t match the information on the check. She refused the sale and kept the check. The second suspect left the store.

The check had been “washed” and written over, the report said. It was a 19-year-old Biggers woman’s check. Fortunately, it was caught by an attentive cashier before the woman lost money from her account.

If you can help identify the two suspects above, JPD wants to speak to them. Here are second photos with contrast adjusted to make for easier identification:

If you know either of the two suspects’ names or information, contact:

Crimestoppers of Jonesboro at 870-935-STOP (7867).

Calls are anonymous and you could end up receiving cash for your help catching these two.

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