Forgery, 800 block of S. German Lane.
A woman called to report that she had received a check in the mail in regard to an unclaimed amount of money she was owed. The check was valued at $3,265.70. With the check was a letter that explained that she should cash the check at her bank then send $2,800 to the company processing the claim to receive the rest of her settlement, which totaled $100,000. After receiving the check, the woman got a phone call from a man who stated he worked for the company that had sent the check and he advised that she hurry up and cash the check, so she could receive the rest of her settlement. The woman instead called the police department for assistance. The check and letter were entered into evidence and the woman was given an incident report number.