By David Martin
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County checks used in scam

 

September 19, 2018



The Sweetwater County Treasurer’s Office is the target of a scam involving fraudulent checks sent to people across the country.

As of Tuesday, six checks have been cashed, totaling $15,400. The checks use a Bank of the West account used by the treasurer’s office and features the bank’s routing number too. However, the county is already moving all of its accounts to Commerce Bank. County treasurer Robb Slaughter said his office hadn’t issued checks using that account since Sept. 4, with the fraudulent checks being issued after that date. Slaughter said the checks look official and ar...



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