Orland and Tinley Police Find Car Filled With Fake Checks During Traffic Stop
Police pulled over a car Friday with three suspicious people inside, they said.
Police said they found a "large number of checks" in a vehicle during a midnight traffic stop on Friday that believed were fraudulent.
Orland Hills police initially pulled over a car of three suspects near the intersection of 80th Avenue and 159th Street in Tinley Park, according to the police report. Officers "flagged down" Tinley Park police to help with the stop. During a search, officers found checks from multiple businesses and names in the car. Some of them appeared to have been used, police said.
Electronics totaling $867.92 were also found in the car and the receipt said they had been purchased from Super Kmart using a check. Employees at Super Kmart said that on Oct. 13, they watched about six people who were trying to pass fake checks, the report said.
" …(Employees said) the groups attempted to pass multiple checks for various items multiple times but at no point thought of calling the department," the report said.
Police were given a copy of the check used to purchase the electronics and they said it matched a number of the checks that were found inside the vehicle. Because the check had not been ruled fraudulent by Super Kmart's electronic system, store representatives said they didn't want to sign complaints.
Officers returned to the traffic stop, where they took photographs of all three people in the car for investigative purposes. They seized the Kmart electronics because they said they were obtained illegally. No charges were filed.
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