Fraud, Forgery, & The FBI

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM


I never imagined this past week would be about fraud, forgery and the FBI.   My husband and I have spent the majority of the week looking over our business checking account, meeting with our local sheriff's department and of all things talking to the FBI. Crazy week I am telling you.

My signature was forged on two business checks. Two people in two different states presented forged checks in the same amount of $2,834.25 each within thirty minutes of each other. However, they didn't get one red cent from us thanks to our bank. Kudos to Wells Fargo Bank. It wasn't just one branch that raised a red flag but the other branch caught it too and both of them notified us immediately. I am not talking about online banking but the normal way most folks do business. Isn't it normal to run your business and pay folks with a check? Isn't that the way most businesses pay for services?

It is scary to think that criminals would go to that much trouble but they do.  I have only known one other person in my life this happened to. Because it was presented by two different people in two different states, one in California and in one in Georgia, the FBI got involved suspecting we fail "almost victim" to a ring of some sort. Crazy to think I would be dealing with them now after we just finished our unit study about them.

This is so not what I intended to blog about this week but I wanted to let you know what was going on with me. It has consumed the majority of my time as we closed our account that we had since we got married, ordered new checks and have had to meet with law enforcement this week.

Keep an eye on your business folks. Criminals have always been among us and there is no rest for the wicked.

I have some printables coming on the Inuit Unit Study next and hopefully this next week I will be able to be calm after all this.


Hugs and love ya,


Categories: None