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Search on in fake check scam

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

Deputies are on the hunt for a man they said used fake checks to buy a gift card at an eastern Lincoln County business in April.

Store surveillance at the Lowe’s Home Improvement in Denver recorded the culprit trying to purchase a $300 gift card with a check from the State Employees Credit Union and routing number from Home Savings Bank in Albemarle, N.C., the Sheriff’s Office said.

The man is accused of stealing someone’s information in order to print the personal checks.

Deputies said he also used the gift card at Lowe’s franchises in various other counties.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call (704) 736-8891 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 736-8909.

Tipsters may remain anonymous, and any tips leading to an arrest may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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