Another check scam hits Murfreesboro

Another scam involving fake checks has been reported in Murfreesboro. This time, the victim told authorities that she actually met with the culprit “in person.” The victim says the man first told her online that she could make money by cashing checks and purchasing “Money Paks.” A Money Pak is a prepaid card similar to a credit or a debit card that can be used at various retail outlets.

The 18-year old victim says she deposited her first check on March 7th. The check was for $2,307.53. What is unusual about this particular case is that the culprit went with the woman to deposit the check and then to purchase a Money Pak credit card. She later discovered the check she deposited was a fake and now she is responsible for paying the bank back.

The suspect was described as a black male in his twenties. He was about 6-feet tall and weighed approximately 185 lbs. He drove a small blue in color vehicle with the driver’s side mirror missing.

At this point, an arrest has not been made.



MPD Incident Report #13-5308

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