Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
May 13, 2021 - 1:15PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators asking for public’s help in identifying fraud suspect

Case Number:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to identify the suspect in a counterfeit check scam.

On multiple occasions the man, seen in surveillance images below, cashed counterfeit U.S. Treasury checks at an area casino accounting for $3,173.60 in financial loss. Each time the check used the same, fictitious and/or stolen identity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case #WC21-1737.




The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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