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Forged checks take hundreds of dollars from two businesses

By: Janet Kimj Email
By: Janet Kimj Email

An investigation is underway after police say forged checks were passed at two businesses in Richmond.

On Monday, Richmond police say the owner of Monty's Liquors reported two forged checks were passed at his store on October 1.

Both checks had been written for $499.78, and police say they were drawn on the account of Adecco Staffing Solutions in Winchester.

Police checked with the company, and found the checks were fraudulent.

Police later found a similar forged check had been passed at Discount Tobacco on East Main Street, also on October 1.

Richmond Police also say similar checks had been passed in surrounding counties as well.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case.

Richmond Police are looking for two people, possibly involved in passing bad checks.

Two people walked into Monty's Liquor Store in Richmond earlier this month, and they are caught on surveillance tape buying some items and then cashing in a check.

The check appeared to be a payroll check, written for just under $500. It says it's from Adecco Staffing Solutions, written out to an Elisha Burgess, except no one from Adecco has heard of her, and the account number is invalid.

"It was really good, that I couldn't distringuish it," says Jordan Foster with Monty's Liquor Store.

There are several warrents out for the arrest of Elisha Burgess in different counties, one for theft by deception for writing cold checks. Whether she's the same person seen on the surveillance tape is still under investigation.

Adecco says they are aware of the situation. Representatives say several merchants have called about bad checks. Investigators expect to find other bad checks.


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