North Richland Hills police hunt for check theft suspect

12/10/2013 11:06 PM

12/10/2013 11:08 PM

Police are trying to identify a man caught on video surveillance in three North Texas cities reportedly trying to use checks stolen from an elderly woman’s mailbox in North Richland Hills.

Investigators say the checks were stolen Oct. 31 from the mailbox of a house in the 8000 block of Laura Street and “fraudulently used” on Nov. 1.

The woman realized there was a problem when the checks came back to her bank, said Investigator Keith Bauman, a police spokesman.

The woman soon learned the checks “had been altered and cashed for more money than originally written,” Bauman said in a news release.

“Police were able to determine that the checks had been used in three separate transactions at area Sam’s Clubs located in Fort Worth, Irving and Grapevine,” Bauman said. “In-store surveillance cameras captured images of the individual involved in the offense.”

The man was also seen on video surveillance entering a light-colored, newer model Fort Mustang,” Bauman said.

The man has a husky build, and mustache and dark hair that’s thinning on top. He wore a long-sleeve shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Richland Hills police at 817-427-7030.

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