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Storm Lake PD asking public assistance in check fraud case
STORM LAKE, Iowa (KCAU) — Authorities in Storm Lake are asking the public for information involving fraud that happened Friday afternoon.
According to a release, the Storm Lake Police Department was called to Delicias Bakery around 12:40 p.m. ON March 17 for a report of suspicious activity involving possible check fraud.
Officers arrived on scene within one minute of dispatch and were advised that the suspects in the incident had fled prior to police arrival. Following an investigation, police alleged that an orchestrated scheme involving 10-15 Hispanic males presented payroll checks on a fictitious account. Police alleged that the suspects obtained nearly $10,000 in cash before fleeing the scene in multiple vehicles. Police alleged that the subjects orchestrated the scheme throughout several areas in Northwest Iowa on March 17.