Stafford deputies seek fraud suspect who cashed electric company’s $52,000 check

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who fraudulently cashed an electric company’s roughly $52,000 business check.

On February 6, police say A Stafford-based electrical company wrote a business check to the Briggs and Stratton Corporation for $52,242. The money was supposed to be payment for purchased equipment. The check was placed in an envelope, addressed to the intended recipient, then placed in the company’s mailbox for pickup by the United States Postal Service.

Just over a week later on February 14, the suspect deposited the check into a Wells Fargo bank account that had been opened under a false name. The subject subsequently withdrew the funds from that account.

The crime occurred at the Columbia Mall Wells Fargo branch in Columbia, Maryland.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Christine Hammond at the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4739.

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