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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information regarding a check fraud in North Lakeland.

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, at approximately 9:55 p.m., a white male suspect attempted to use a fictitious check and driver’s license at the Publix liquor store located at 6767 Hwy 98N in Lakeland. The suspect is described as a white male, approx. 40-50 years of age, wearing a bright orange polo-style shirt and a khaki colored hat. The suspect also wore reading glasses clipped onto the collar of his shirt.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Bobby Kirkpatrick at 863.577-1631 or 1.800.226.0344, or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1.800.226.TIPS


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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 2/6/2014