The Wilkes-Barre City Police Department has received information that there may be or have been several attempts to cash fraudulent payroll checks from the New York area.
The checks are described as being light tan in color with blue writing on the check. The amount portion and signature line of the check are reported to be left blank. The checks, which may be close to 100, are reported to have been distributed to various people in the Wilkes-Barre area.
Employees of financial institutions in the City of Wilkes-Barre who believed they have cashed such a check or had someone attempt to cash such a check are asked to call the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department at 570-826-8106.