The detectives in this unit investigate forgeries, credit card abuse, counterfeiting, fraudulent use of identifying information and related fiduciary offenses. Forgery is a state jail felony; although, there are various forms of this offense that can lessen the penalty down to a class A misdemeanor or increase it to a first degree felony.
A common trick of the check forger is to steal new checks, sent from the bank, from a person’s mailbox. By the time the person realizes he or she is a victim, their checks have been passed all over the state or country. To prevent this, have the checks sent to your bank and pick them up there.
Forgery detectives can be reached at 972-205-2040.