Check Fraud

Members of local law enforcement are on the hunt for a man they say handed off more than 100 grand in counterfeit checks, and authorities believe he may still be in our area.

Officials with the Leon County Sheriff Office's Financial Crimes Unit say he's a 40-year-old man now going by the name Kevin Dickerson, but that could be an alias. He's been hitting banks throughout the state of Florida. His name is printed all across these counterfeit checks, some cashed at area banks.

DET Rob Waller with the LCSO Financial Crimes Unit says, “He's not afraid to go right in through his own identity down and take a chance of getting away."

DET Rob Waller has been on Dickerson's trail for months. Video in bank surveillance video shows Dickerson is seen making a transaction

Rob says, “Someone's gonna know who he is. He will turn up eventually. He'll have contact with someone in law enforcement and they are active warrants for his arrests.”

DET Waller believes Dickerson obtains account information like router numbers from small businesses and uses a home check print program to create the counterfeit checks, later taking the check to the bank and receiving between $1,900 and $2,000 each time, money to pay himself and possible accomplices.

Rob adds, "He may have mail fraud going on, he may be stealing people's mail, he may walk into a small business and take mail out of the mail tray, he may be doing a number of things."

Although Dickerson's recent crimes have been in our area, authorities believe he has also hit other banks out of state.

If you have any information on any of Dickerson's activities contact the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 922-3300.


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