The Tyler Police Department is investigating several cases of check fraud by a group of suspected foreign nationals, according to Officer Don Martin.
Martin warns small businesses that a group of Hispanic males in East Texas have been cashing checks that are form legitimate businesses, but were never written.
Businesses have been hit in Tyler, Lindale, Rusk, and Marshall.
The checks have been forged using correct bank and routing numbers.
If you come in contact with any of these suspects or other foreign nationals attempting to cash a check from these businesses, please contact the company issuing the check to verify that it is genuine.
If you feel that it is not, call 911. If you recognize any of these individuals please contact any law enforcement agency in your area with the information. We believe this group is working out of the Houston area.