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UPDATE: Task Force seeks counterfeit check suspects


Samuel Charles Smith - BPSO Booking PhotoUPDATE: One of the two suspects turned himself in after a relative saw his photo on the news.  Samuel Charles Smith, 65, of Shreveport came to the Bossier Police Department this morning and surrendered to detectives with the Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force. He was booked into the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility on charges of bank fraud. The other suspect still remains unidentified and at large.

The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help with identifying two men caught on security cameras cashing multiple counterfeit payroll checks at two local banks.

On October 30, 2014 both suspects entered the Chase Bank branch in the 4300 block of Barksdale Boulevard within minutes of each other and each cashed a counterfeit payroll check from an account belonging to a local business.  The two then went to the Chase Bank branch in the 2000 block of Airline Drive that same day where they cashed two more counterfeit payroll checks from the same account.  The four bogus checks totaled $8,483. The first suspect is a white male with a moustache and beard. He was wearing a baseball style cap with a black hooded sweat shirt and appeared to be carrying a backpack.

The second suspect is a black male who was wearing a New Orleans Saints hat along with a black shirt. 

Anyone with information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects is urged to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at 318-424-4100. They can also submit a web tip via the Bossier Crime Stoppers website – bossiercrimestoppers.org. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.