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Couple accused of cashing fake checks in Phoenix-area stores

August 7, 2019

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Peoria police are searching for a couple who has allegedly cashed dozens of forged checks around metro Phoenix.

Authorities said Tuesday that 39-year-old Lucas Gross and 28-year-old Amanda Silbar are accused of taking part in forgery and identity theft.

Police say they are suspected to have used fake checks at multiple stores between August 2018 and last March in Peoria, Glendale, Surprise, Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Gross is described as white, 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and between 200 and 225 pounds (102 kilograms). He has brown hair, brown eyes and a beard.

Silbar is white, 5-foot-1 (1.6 meters) and between 130 and 150 pounds (68 kilograms). She has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call a police tip line at 623-773-7045.

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