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Four sought in check fraud

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Four people are being sought for questioning in the passing of counterfeit checks in Carson City and Reno.

Carson City Sheriff’s Detective Bob Motamenpour said someone has been creating and cashing thousands of dollars in checks using account numbers for Carson City Toyota and Truckee Meadows Community College. The fraudulent checks have been cashed at casinos in Carson City and Reno. The checks began appearing in late September and October ranging in amounts from $900 to $1,800.

Motamenpour said he is looking to speak with Robert Gallegos III, in his early 20s, of Sparks; Edson Waldir Guzman-Chicas, in his early 20s, of Sun Valley; Kelly Elaine Wheeler, 49, of Sparks; and Samantha Ann Henry, 23, of Gardnerville.

Anyone knowing their whereabouts can call Motamenpour at 887-2020 ext. 41404.