Chapel Hill on the lookout

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Chapel Hill Police are looking for this, as yet, unidentified woman after she attempted to cash a fake check in town on Thursday.
Photo courtesy of Chapel Hill Police

Chapel Hill Police requested help in identifying a suspect last week and, thanks to social media, residents responded.

CHPD said that the unidentified woman entered the First Commerce Bank branch in Chapel Hill at approximately noon on Thursday and attempted to cash a fake check drawn on Church Street Church of Christ in Lewisburg, totaling $1,789.10.

The woman used a fake Kentucky identification card with the name of “Anna Morris”.

The teller noticed that the check and identification were false and reported the attempted transaction to management.

The woman fled the scene after realizing that she had been found out.

The police department issued a be-on-the-lookout notice on Friday, in an attempt to identify the woman.

The Tribune shared the photo and information on Friday through its Facebook page and by Monday, the post had been shared hundreds of times and seen by as many as 30,000 people in the area.

Chapel Hill Police Chief Andrew Kon said that, as of Monday afternoon, his department had received several tips about the woman’s identity, although, after investigation of each, none had proved to be the person in question.

The woman faces potential charges for criminal impersonation and check forgery when she is identified.

The investigation is ongoing.

Persons with any information are invited to call the Chapel Hill PD dispatch number at 931-359-6122.