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Counterfeit checks as part of Internet fraud

Date: November 30, 2007
By: Steve Bauer

With an increase in the number of counterfeit checks appearing at local banks and businesses, authorities warn that people who try to cash them could be in trouble with their banks and with the law.

Champaign police Detective Pat Kelly said his department has seen a spike in counterfeit checks being passed.

Kelly said that as a part of a local banking alert network, "We get a check from some type of scam almost every day."

People who cash counterfeit checks are liable for the money they take and could also face years in prison, authorities say.

Two Urbana women currently face felony charges after cashing counterfeit checks.

Sharnita Patrick, 28, whose last known address was in the 200 block of Easy Street, U, and Dorine Bradley, 49, who listed an address in the 3700 block of North Cunningham Avenue, U, are both due to return to court on Jan. 2 for pretrial hearings on felony charges of forgery.
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