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Alexandria check cashing fraud suspect sought by police

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Alexandria Police are trying to identify a man who is accused of walking into local banks to cash counterfeit checks.

The man who police say was trying to cash fake checks was caught on camera. Photo: Alexandria Police

Officials say the suspect walked into the United Bank branches at 301 S. Washington St. and 2300 Ninth St. on July 7 to cash the fake checks from a company based outside of the District of Columbia. He succeeded in cashing the check the first time, but was denied by the teller on his second attempt.

The suspect is a white man in his forties. He his about 5-foot-8 with a medium to heavy build. Police say he used a fake Maryland driver's license in both cases.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Daniel Plank at (703) 756 - 6251. Callers can remain anonymous.

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