Suspect forges checks on MPS accounts

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - With school systems all across the state suffering from proration and tighter budgets, the last thing any district needs is the headache of learning false checks are being cashed in its name.

That's exactly what's happened to the Montgomery Public School system.

Spokesman Tom Salter tells WSFA 12 News someone took MPS bank account numbers and printed at least five false checks. The system does not have an actual checkbook or checks. Each payment the system makes is printed for them.

The system suffered no monetary losses in the fraud according to Salter.

The school system's bank, BB&T, caught the charges. Salter says some checks where written for more than $2,000.

A police report has been filed and MPS bank account numbers have been changed.

There are no known suspects in this case.

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