MOUNT PLEASANT, TX (KSLA) - Police in East Texas are searching for a man wanted for check fraud after purchasing thousands of dollars in goods, including vehicles and jewelry with hot checks.
The suspect has written over $85,000 in fake checks in Mount Pleasant alone. Multiple checks have been written in other areas including Gilmer, Marshall, Omaha, Pittsburg and Texarkana.
The checks are being drafted on a closed account under the name John Granger.
Police have released a photo of the suspect in action and an example of a hot check he has written.
He is on the run and considered by police to be “extremely deceptive." He may be driving a new truck that was purchased with a fraudulent check.
Investigators are asking anyone who has received a hot check from John Granger in Mount Pleasant to contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department at (903) 575-4004.