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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole checks in Polk County, forged them, and then cashed them at various banks in Hillsborough County.

The suspect can be seen in video surveillance from two different Bank of America branches in Hillsborough County, one on Racetrack Road and one on West Hillsborough Avenue. He stole checks from a business in Polk County, and from a victim in Polk County, and made fraudulent deposits and withdrawals with those checks.  

If anyone can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact PCSO Detective Mike Bell at 863.297.1100 or 1.800.226.0344.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:                                                   Date: 11/4/2009