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Perrysburg police investigating theft of checks

PERRYSBURG — The Perrysburg Police Division, along with several other local and federal law enforcement agencies, are investigating the theft of checks and the fraudulent cashing of those checks, according to a city news release on Thursday.

These crimes are widespread and cross numerous jurisdictions.

Citizens who believe they have written a check that has been fraudulently cashed, or that the check has been mailed and not received by the receiving party, or who see suspicious activity around a mailbox, should contact their local law enforcement agency to make a report.

Citizens should be aware of their surroundings during the holidays and monitor their bank and credit accounts for any suspicious activity, the release stated.

Forecast

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly before 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 36. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Cloudy, with a high near 44. East wind 5 to 8 mph. A chance of showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Extended: Mostly cloudy Sunday, with a high near 42. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 32. Mostly cloudy Monday, with a high near 40. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. A chance of showers Tuesday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Showers likely at night. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Showers likely Wednesday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%.