Thumbprint, driver’s license lead police to accused thief | Crime
(WMC-TV) – It might have taken several years, but eventually thumb prints, a driver’s license number and signatures helped land an accused check thief in jail, according to police.
Memphis police say James Cummings used stolen checks to make several illegal withdrawals from Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union in October 2009.
Officers say Cummings cashed the checks at branches in Cordova and Raleigh and got away with $550.
However, the credit union’s security cameras recorded him cashing the stolen checks on three separate occasions. Furthermore, tellers required Cummings to leave a thumbprint, his driver’s license number and sign each of the bogus checks, according to court records.
Instead of using a fake name and bogus ID, according to investigators, Cummings used both his real name and his actual Tennessee driver’s license.
It might have taken them nearly three years, but officers were able to arrest Cummings this week.
Cummings is facing a long list of charges including forgery, theft and aggravated burglary.
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