On Friday, September 12, the president of a company on Everberg Street called police to report larceny of checks.
The caller said Sovereign Bank informed him of the possibly fraudulent activity involving a company account, and further investigation proved that five fraudulent checks had been written.
According to the caller, the checks appear to be identical except for the check number. Two of the checks were made out to a man and three to a woman. The checks were created and do not resemble the checks the company actually uses.
The tellers cashing the checks showed police the identification numbers shown by the man and woman involved. The man has an active warrant for uttering a false check and the woman has two active warrants for uttering a false check and larceny.
After the investigation, it was determined that the company president also needed to report the incidents to Somerville and Everett Police. In total about $5,000 was written through the five false checks.