The Arkansas City Police Department has notified local businesses of a recent rash of fraudulent check writing.
A man going by the name of Tim Hartzell has passed numerous fraudulent checks in the Oklahoma cities of Newkirk, Ponca City and Stillwater, as well as in Arkansas City, according to ACPD Detective Lt. Jim Holloway.
There have been multiple types of checks issued. Some have been cashier’s checks from Fidelity Bank and others have been payroll checks.
So far, the names on the checks all have been for “Casey Fink.” A fraudulent Oklahoma driver’s license has been presented along with the checks.
Business owners and citizens are warned to not accept any checks with the name Casey Fink on them, Holloway said.