Quincy, Florida- August 13, 2012
The Quincy Police Department has charged two Tallahassee men with fraud after they attempted to cash fraudulent payroll checks from a Tallahassee business at a local Quincy Bank. QPD responded to the Premier Bank located at 702 Pat Thomas Parkway on Friday, August 10th in response to two men attempting to cash separate checks totaling over $2,000 on a Tallahassee business account. The two men were unaware that the business account had been previously flagged due to other suspicious activity.
After being taken into custody both men admitted to being picked up earlier in the day by an unknown person and driven to Quincy. The men said they were picked up in the area of Brevard Street and Macomb Street in Tallahassee. According to Assistant Police Chief Glenn Sapp this area (Brevard and Macomb) is known to be a hang-out area for homeless unemployed men during the daytime hours. Both men however did admit to knowing that the checks were not real.
Terry Chambers, 58, of Tallahassee; Charged with: Passing a Forged Document and Randall Merrick, 48, also of Tallahassee; Charged with Passing a Forged Document. Both are being held at the Gadsden County Jail.
Quincy Police warns banks and other financial institutions to take great caution when cashing suspicious payroll checks especially when the person attempting the transaction is from out of town and does not have an account with the institution.
Anyone information about this incident or any other crimes, please contact Quincy Police Department at 627-7111.