On August 1, a Surprise resident listed their business for sale in a local newspaper. The resident was contacted by the individual who indicated he knew a buyer and would act as the “middleman” in order to facilitate a sale.
The man gave the business owner two cashier checks as a deposit and accompanied them to the bank. Once the business owner deposited the checks, the subject asked them to withdraw cash to pay his fee for facilitating the sale. It was later learned that the checks were counterfeit; the bank rejected them and the business owner was out the money they provided to this subject.
Anyone with any information leading to the location or identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Daniels at 623.222.4341, or call 623.222.TIPS (8477). Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.