Sherman PD warns of counterfeit check scam

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Sherman Police are warning residents about a possible check scam. Authorities say a woman tried to cash a check at a business in the 1900 block of Texoma Parkway when she was told the check was counterfeit.

She told police she received the check in the mail with a letter claiming she had won $198,000. In order to receive the money, she was instructed to cash the check and send the money to a man in Kent, Washington.

Police collected all the evidence and are warning area residents about the scam.

"If it’s too good to be true, then it’s probably not true. In this case it was a ‘mega lotto’. In this case they didn’t even enter in the lotto contest, but yet they still received a check saying that they had won $198,000," said Sgt. Bruce Dawsey of the Sherman Police Department.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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  • by kerry Location: okla on Jan 12, 2008 at 03:50 PM
    I"M telling you COPS WIFE
  • by here Location: gone on Jan 10, 2008 at 01:01 PM
    well i tell you let someone hand me 198,000 check they would run from me because i would fall over laughing first of all who would take a check and was told to send money to a man in washington, and who would take the check to a check cashing place i believe i would have been looking at what bank it came from and then called it in to see if the funds was there oh that would be after i was on the floor laughing and telling them they are stupbid for trying something like that
  • by Lynn Location: Sherman on Jan 10, 2008 at 10:56 AM
    I woulda liked to see the faces of the people behind the counter when this idiot came in to cash the check! " You cain't fix stupid."
  • by Cop's Mom on Jan 10, 2008 at 04:11 AM
    Anonymous: your comment posted was totally uncalled for and has no relation to the news story. You should be ashamed.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2008 at 10:03 PM
    why do people keep falling for this scam, do they not watch the news.....this is def not the first time, not rven the 1000th time. you would think people would not fall for it as a much as we see it in the news!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2008 at 07:45 PM
    Oh my god! This one fell out of the stupid tree. Its just so hard to believe that people could be so insanely brain dead. This is the type of person who would vote for Obama.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2008 at 06:16 PM
    IT was probably a COPS WIFE
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2008 at 06:04 PM
    dumb,dumb and dumber
  • by Jon Location: Sherman on Jan 9, 2008 at 04:20 PM
    Could that person be any dumber??
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