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Thieves Target Business For Your Checks

Updated: Tuesday, July 1 2014, 06:32 PM CDT
A warning to watch your wallet!  Especially customers of Texas farm bureau office in round rock.  Their information may be in the hands of a thief. 

People pay the company to insure their house, cars, and life.  It's those payments however, that turned this business into a victim.  The crooks were after those checks.

Law enforcement knows a check is one way crooks get your cash.  "A lot of people arrested, and a lot of people filed on, we still have the same type of crime being committed and it's being committed by a wide variety of individuals" explained an Austin Police detective.

KEYE T-V has seen reports on checks stolen from mailboxes and even rent drop boxes.

Now thieves are bold enough to break into the companies you do business with to get them.

They clear what you wrote on the check using software.  Then they shop on your dime.

In Round Rock, the criminals broke the window of the business right next door, but didn't steal anything from there. 

Now more than a dozen customers of this Farm Bureau insurance office are on alert.  It should however serve as an alert for everyone, that paying, could make you target.

Police just began working on this case so if you saw anything over the weekend and might be able to help Round Rock police make an arrest, they'd love to hear from you.

By Melanie Lofton
Thieves Target Business For Your Checks


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