Pair sought in check scam
Police say they used dead woman's I.D. to make $6,000 in purchases.
Police are looking for a man and woman who allegedly passed $6,000 worth in counterfeit checks under a deceased woman's bank account. (Courtesy of the Glendale Police Department / October 11, 2012)
The female suspect allegedly used the deceased woman's California driver's license and passed $6,000 worth of counterfeit checks in her name from January to April at retail stores in Glendale and the San Fernando Valley, according to police. The 30-year-old victim, who lived in the San Fernando Valley, died in February 2011, police said.
In Glendale, the female suspect visited Staples, TJMaxx, Trader Joe's and Home Goods, Police Det. Robert Zaun said. The woman purchased household items and children's clothing.
She also used the checks in the San Fernando Valley at Vons, Smart & Final, Stater Bros. and Marshalls.
She was described as a Latina, 30 to 35 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair, and a tattoo on her left shoulder.
The woman was also seen with a man at some of the retail stores, police said.
He was described as a Latino, 30 to 35 years old, 5 foot 10 inches tall, 200 pounds, with a mustache, and tattoos on his shins and calves.
Anyone with information on the pair was encouraged to call Zaun at (818) 548-3101. To remain anonymous, call Glendale Crime Stoppers at (818) 507-7867.
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