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Authorities ask for public's help identifying ETX fraudster

Authorities ask for public's help identifying ETX fraudster
Crime Stoppers
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 1:51pm

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin needs your help identifying the suspects in a check fraud case where checks passed in Lufkin for gift cards used in Houston.

At the beginning of March, a Crockett resident learned hundreds of dollars was taken his checking account without his permission. Investigators found on February 22, an unidentified woman used the victim’s check at a Lufkin business to buy two gift cards worth a total of $900; the gift cards were later used for purchases in the Houston area.

Video cameras at the business captured images of a person using the stolen check. The alleged thief is a thin, black female with very short hair, who wore a pink short-sleeve shirt with a blue collar, “skinny” jeans and white tennis shoes. She carried a large, black purse with brown or red straps and a large Hello Kitty wallet.

The woman was driven to the business in a grey four-door car, possibly a 2013 or 2014 Nissan Altima. The driver remained in the car and picked up the woman as soon as she left the business.

Under the Crime of the Week section of, you can view portions of the videos showing the female suspect and the suspect vehicle.

If you can identify this suspect or anyone involved in this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

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