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Man tries to pass phony traveler’s check

Patrick ParkinsonOf the Record staff

Detectives are looking for a man they say tried to pass a $500 fraudulent traveler’s check Saturday at a shop at the Tanger Outlets.

"When the manager recognized it to be fraudulent the suspect fled the area," Summit County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ron Bridge said about an encounter at Old Navy at Kimball Junction at about 4:45 p.m. "A very, very incomplete description was given of the male and with no vehicle description it was very difficult to track him down."

A man who matched the suspect’s description later that night tried to pass a fraudulent American Express traveler’s check at the Tommy Hilfiger at 6699 N. Landmark Drive, Bridge said.

"In both situations they were able to determine that it was fraudulent and the male suspect fled from the scene," he said.

A person of interest in the case does not live in Summit County, Bridge explained.

"We do have a lead and it has been forwarded to the detectives division for follow up," he said.

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The suspect could face felony charges if he is caught, Bridge said.

The suspect was described as a black man who wore a dark beanie and dark jacket, Bridge said.

He might have left the outlet stores on foot or driving a black four-door Jeep.

Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 615-3500.