Surveillance image of man cashing check at bank in Elizabethton (contributed)
ELIZABETHTON — Police released surveillance images Thursday in hopes of public assistance in identifying a man who passed a forged check at a local bank in May.
On May 6, the man presented a check from business in Banner Elk, N.C. The original check had been made payable to another business but was never received in the mail.
Police said that check was intercepted and altered to be made payable to a person. When cashing the check, the man provided a South Carolina driver’s license in the same name, but police later learned it was a counterfeit ID card.
The same man is suspected in similar check cashing cases in the Tri-Cities.
Anyone with information about the man's identity was asked to contact Investigator Todd Hamm of the Elizabethton Police Department at (423) 297-9002 or information can be provided anonymously through the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (423) 542-7574.