Can You Spot a $100k Fake Driver's License
Yes, your eyes are working. A $100,000 identity
theft and check fraud scam was recently
perpetrated by thieves using a phony driver's
It seems two California men, while traveling through
Oregon state, perpetrated multiple identity thefts
and forgeries against construction related businesses
in at least 5 cities.
"In each of these incidents payroll checkstock
was stolen from the company, forged and
negotiated at the account holders' banks."
The two men allegedly would research their intended
victims by posing as employment candidates days before
the actual burgularies and subsequent fraud took place.
"It appears these suspects are spending
considerable amounts of time at the locations
to research and find examples of the check
issuers' signature and employee addresses."
So, our tip for today is if you are an Oregon state
resident of Aumsville, Klamath Falls, Oregon City, Salem,
or Staton take action to help authorities nab this
identity theft fraudster and his partner.
Anyone with information is asked to call Salem Police
Detective Michael Korcek at 503-588-6050 ext. 7159.