Boardman cops searching for fraudulent Donnell Ford check-cashers

BOARDMAN

Police are looking for whoever cashed four fraudulent Donnell Ford checks totaling $7,992 between last Friday and Monday. The checks listed the correct bank and account numbers but were determined to be forgeries and not Donnell Ford checks, according to a police report.

A Donnell Ford employee was notified by Check Smart of a $996.34 check that was declined, which prompted the employee to further investigate. That’s when the four checks were discovered. The four checks were the only checks that cleared the bank.

Police called Check Smart and was told they knew the checks were fake when the suspect told them who his boss was. The suspect also purchased a vacuum at Nationwide Industrial. An employee there told police the suspect was wearing a Donnell Ford shirt and charged it to Donnell Ford’s account. Car parts from a warehouse were also charged to the account.

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