Bank fraudster caught in Alpharetta

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A local business was the victim of fraud Oct. 8, 2013, when a series of fake checks drawn against the company began being cashed.

The business owner told police a bank in Decatur called him to say there was a man there attempting to cash a check belonging to the victim’s business in the amount of $2,067. The victim told the bank it was fake.

When the bank pressed the suspect on the matter, he fled.

A few days later, the victim reported another fake check was cleared from another bank, costing $2,145. Police were able to identify a suspect in the case, however they were not able to catch him.

On June 3 this year, Jairme Kyle Riggins, 25, of Lawrenceville was reported arrested in Gwinnett County on a warrant from Alpharetta for passing the fraudulent check.

MH 06-18-14