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Fraud Alert UPDATE – Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Being Used to Buy Gold

By Numismatic Crime Information Center …….

 

UPDATE OCT 26thSuspects Arrested ……..

A group of suspects have been arrested for passing over $400,000 in counterfeit cashier’s checks to coin dealers. Victims from California to Florida have come forward.

The following suspects are in custody and being held on $750,000 bond.

 Danny Rashee O'Connor Debra Eudy Jessica Lesley
Danny Rashee O’Connor Debra Eudy Jessica Lesley

The suspects had flown into O’Hare airport from the Portland Oregon area and attempted to pass a check at a Libertyville, IL coin dealer. The dealer who saw a crime alert from the Numismatic Crime Information earlier in the day recognized one of the female suspects as she entered his business. Police were called and Debra Eudy was taken into custody. Detectives arrested the other two suspects at a hotel in Rosemont,IL. During the arrests blank checks, printers and 11 cell phones were seized.  A fourth suspect who has not been identified is in custody in Oregon.

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Any dealer who recognizes any of the above suspects  please contact:
Doug Davis
Founder/President
 

UPDATE 10-17-15

A Libertyville, Illinois coin dealer is responsible for the arrest of Maria Villareal who along with an accomplice has been responsible for passing counterfeit checks to coin dealers throughout the Northwest United States. The dealer who received the Numismatic Crime Informations bulletin earlier in the day recognized the suspect as she entered his business and immediately called 911.Detectives are currently trying to determine the true identity of Villareal who is being charged with several felonies.
NCIC is working closely with Libertyville Detectives to identify additional victims.

Several dealers in the State of Washington have been victims of counterfeit cashiers checks issued on the Providence Federal Credit Union out of Seattle Washington. The loss to date is approximately $300,000.

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The suspects are a male and female. The female is using a fake California driver’s license in the name of Maria G. Villareal DL #B8645567. The address on the DL shows 1416 N. Edison Blvd Apt C Burbank, CA. The only information on the drivers license that is valid is the females photo. The only information on the male suspect is that he is going by the name of Jeff.

The suspects are purchasing one ounce gold coins and may come in as a couple or separately. They are very convincing and the phone number on the cashier’s check appears to be valid when calling for verification but it is bogus!! A male subject identified as Nathan a supposedly employee of Providence Federal verifies the check however he is part of the scam.

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Dealers in the Portland area should call 911 if they are approached by the suspects.

These suspects are traveling and may have connections in Las Vegas. No suspect vehicle has been identified

Anyone with information please contact:

Doug Davis
Founder/President
 
The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

 

Numismatic Crime Information Center
Numismatic Crime Information Centerhttp://www.numismaticcrimes.org/
The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers, and law enforcement in the education, prevention, and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens, medals, and related numismatic items. NCIC disseminates current crime-related issues to the numismatic industry and provides local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with the fundamental investigative techniques, knowledge, and understanding to respond effectively to the complex challenges encountered during a crime. Please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center's Doug Davis if you have questions or information concerning open cases. You can reach him at (817) 723-7231, or email him at [email protected].

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