SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say someone stole checks from a mailbox in Silver Spring and used them to commit fraud and identity theft.
According to police, on February 7, officers met with a husband and wife who said they had received a telephone call from their bank and were asked to verify a check. Police say the husband realized that the check was valid, but that his signature had been forged. The couple then determined that another check was fraudulently passed and that someone had tried to open a credit card in one of their names, according to police.
Police say they believe that someone stole the new checks from the mailbox that the couple had ordered from their bank. According to police, the couple had been on vacation and never received the checks.
Police have released surveillance photographs of the suspect fraudulently passing the stolen checks at banks.
If you have information about this crime or the suspect, then please call the 4th District Petty Crimes Division at 240-773-5475 or 240-773-5476. You may also call Crime Solvers of Montgomery Countyat 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.