Franklin business target of fraudulent checks

Two federal agencies were contacted after a Franklin business found that someone was trying to cash fraudulent checks totaling more than $700,000.

KYB Americas found that someone had scanned one of their checks and was changing who it was payable to. Three checks had been written to a dog breeder in Florida, a company in New Jersey and an attorney in Texas, according to the Franklin Police Department report.

Two other checks had been written, but the company did not yet have copies. The checks had been written for large amounts, ranging from $69,000 to nearly $400,000.

Someone attempted to cash the check to the Texas attorney for nearly $250,000 but was not successful, and no money was missing, the report said.

KYB contacted the FBI, the Federal Trade Commission and Franklin police, the report said.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.