Man wanted in Kentucky for passing bad Comcheks

| 3/14/2008

Authorities in Kentucky are searching for a man whom they believe is guilty of scamming several area banks by getting them to cash forged Comchecks.

According to local news reports, police have dozens of surveillance photos of the man, who has made off with about $50,000 from a number of different banks. Police believe that the man is forging signatures on the checks, then taking them to the teller and getting them cashed.

Most truck drivers agree that getting a Comcheck cashed legally is tough enough. Police in this case say the man may be getting away with it because he’s targeting banks that may be unfamiliar with the checks. Most Comchecks are usually cashed at truck stops, so the banks in question may not have a lot of experience in dealing with them.

Investigators believe there’s a good chance the suspect has hit more banks in Kentucky and other states, and there’s a possibility he’s had help. Police suspect the man may be a truck driver and are asking anyone with information to call Hardin County detectives at (270) 765-5133.