The Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating numerous check fraud cases within Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ventura and Oxnard.
Police released surveillance photographs of two women suspected of being involved in these check fraud cases.
Santa Barbara police issued the following details in a press statement:
“According to statements provided by the victims, the females are approaching bank customers and asking for their assistance in cashing a check on their behalf. The females plead with the victims, claiming they cannot cash the check themselves as they do not have identification and/or are not clients of the bank.”
Investigators say all of the checks used had been stolen from a mailbox.
Anyone with any information on these cases and/or the identity of the women pictured above, is asked to call Detective Deblauw with the Santa Barbara Police Department at 805-897-2327, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone withing to remain anonymous may call 805-897-2386.