Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bogus City Checks Written.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

Bank Flags $7,000; DPS Investigating

A bank the city of Rio Rancho uses for its checking account has rejected 77 checks from the city in the past two months. The city had the funds, but the checks were counterfeit.

Department of Public Safety detectives began an investigation in April after Wells Fargo, where the city holds a checking account, began receiving the bogus checks, said Dick Kristof, the city's finance director.

DPS spokesman John Francis confirmed that detectives were investigating an individual for passing counterfeit city checks.

Since April that person has allegedly written more than $7,000 on the city's account, all of which have been denied. …

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