Check scam used to buy $135K worth of gold
Offense: Fraud/Bad Check
Investigating Phoenix PD
Incident location: Mesa, AZ
The suspect pictured below entered the Sun West Credit Union and used a fake driver's license to obtain a cashier's check for $135,000. The suspect then took the check and purchased 50 Rand refinery gold bars and 19 Krugerrands from a local dealer.
The check was deposited and cleared the same day but was voided 3 business days later. Phoenix police are currently investigating Case Number: 2023-1590670.
Investigators are seeking any additional information on this incident.
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