Manchester bank fraud suspect sought after depositing forged check, attempting cash withdrawal

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MANCHESTER — A suspect is being sought by the Manchester Police Department after attempting to commit bank fraud with a forged US Treasury Tax refund check worth over $28,000.

On Jan. 5, the man entered a local financial institution and used a counterfeit Connecticut Driver’s License to open an account and deposit the forged check.

On Jan. 24, he returned to the bank intending to withdraw a significant amount of cash from the same account.

The suspect is described as a male, likely between the ages of 52 and 62, standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds.

He has brown eyes, a bald head, a white beard, and is thought to have a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

During the incidents, he was seen wearing metal-framed eyeglasses, a gray suit coat and dress pants, a black shirt, dress shoes, and a brace on his left wrist.

Detective Ray Lamy of the Manchester Police Department is leading the investigation.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the suspect to come forward and assist in the investigation.

Detective Lamy can be contacted at 603-792-5522.

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