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Man cashes fraudulent checks at four different Peoples State Bank locations

Police are investigating an unidentified man accused of cashing fraudulent checks Thursday at four different Peoples State Bank locations around Bloomington.

Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Brandon Siniard said the Peoples State Bank south branch manager contacted police at around 10 a.m. Friday after discovering the checks were fraudulent.

The man cashed checks appearing to belong to JB’s Salvage, a local scrap metal recycler and junk car buyer. When the south branch bank contacted JB’s Salvage, the business confirmed it had not issued the checks.

The man cashed checks at four Peoples State Bank locations between 12-2 p.m. Thursday: the south branch at 301 E. Winslow Road, the east branch at 525 S. Clarizz Blvd., the downtown branch at 200 E. Kirkwood Ave. and the west branch at 3400 W. Third St.

Sinaird said it is unknown how much money the man cashed out and if the checks were stolen from JB’s Salvage or forged. BPD detectives are still investigating the case.

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