Magazine salesman cashing forged checks

By Evrod Cassimy - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A warning for anyone who lives in Chesterfield: a phony salesman is going door to door, selling magazines, but it's just a trick to get access to your checking account!

This warning is for those who live in the Harbour Point subdivision off Hull Street Road, in the Brandermill community of Chesterfield.

The crook pretended to be selling magazines to raise money for a soccer tournament and several people wrote him checks.

Later, when they checked their account, those checks had been cashed for sometimes more than $500.

Two of the three people who purchased magazines noticed bogus checks cashed from their accounts. They were cashed in northern Virginia and Arizona.

A "no solicitation" sign is placed at the entrance to the neighborhood but that didn't stop the crooks from coming in, going door to door, and taking people's money.

The Brandermill Community Association sent out an email warning to residents and posted it on its website.

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