Police ask help in finding 4 fraud suspects

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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photoVancouver fraud suspect shown in security video.
photoVancouver fraud suspect shown in security video
photoVancouver fraud suspect shown in security video
photoVancouver fraud suspect shown in security video

Vancouver police are asking the public to help find three men and a woman who allegedly have been creating fraudulent payroll checks that appear to be from local businesses — and cashing them at bank branches in Vancouver and the Portland area.

The suspects’ descriptions:

• A white man, 5’6”, 150 pounds, dark brown curly hair, seen wearing button up shirt with tie. This suspect has a cluster of blue star or diamond tattoos near left eye and tattoo of Love on one hand and Luck on the other.

• A white man, 6’0, 170 pounds, thin build, dirty blond curly hair that is past the ears, wearing a dark sweater vest and striped tie.

• A white or Hispanic woman in her 20s, 5 foot 5 inches tall, slim build, blue and green dyed dark hair.

• A white male in his 40s, gray hair, wearing a plaid shirt, jacket and baseball cap.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and people can remain anonymous.

To deliver tips:

• crimestoppersoforegon.com

• text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip

• 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

“Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.