NH town says someone cashed checks to the tune of $25,000
NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating a case in which someone fraudulently cashed checks from a New Hampshire town worth tens of thousands of dollars.
North Hampton officials say they first learned of the scam in the fall when a bank teller alerted them that someone was attempting to cash a check hundreds of miles away.
Town Administrator Bryan Kaenrath tells WMUR-TV that the check was for a few thousand dollars, but it wasn’t the only one. Further investigation revealed 10 checks were cashed to the tune of about $25,000.
The bank has since paid back the money.
Kaenrath said he believes someone began writing bogus checks after looking at the town’s accounts payable manifest and check numbers online.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com