Location: PIXLEY

Incident Date: 11-06-2015

Incident Time: 1445

Case Number: 15-13907

Posted by: Media Relations

On 11/06/2015 at approximately 1445 hours, deputies were contacted by the victim, a resident of Pixley, at the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation regarding theft by fraud and forgery.  During the investigation, it was learned that an unknown suspect had passed a forged check for $2,350.00 to victim, had the victim deposit it and keep part of it in “payment” for work the victim was to perform.  The victim returned the excess money from the check to the suspect, who was located out of state, via money grams per the suspect’s instruction.  The victim was later advised by her financial institution that the check was forged and the money was due back to the bank.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 685-2666 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com