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DOCS: Suspect poses as truck driver to commit paycheck fraud

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 18:43:21-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — On April 5, Officers were called to the Loves Truck Stop in Tehachapi for an instance of paycheck fraud.

According to court documents, a driver reporting that he called his boss, who was located in Idaho, that his paycheck was $2,000 short.

The boss told police that someone posed as the driver, emailed the boss to get a pass code for a cash advance for checks cashed at the truck stop and cashed five checks in total at the location.

According to court documents, the checks added up to be $3,860.

The suspect was seen on surveillance video cashing the checks and was also using the driver's license of someone else.

No suspect info has been released at this time.