Stolen check: Someone swiped $1.4 million from Cumberland County and Fayetteville Tech
North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell got Chase Bank to reimburse the stolen money five months after the theft was discovered.
The Fayetteville Observer
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In June 2022, someone stole a $1.4 million check that the Cumberland County government sent to Fayetteville Technical Community College. The check was redeemed at Chase Bank.
A $1.4 million check was written on June 8 to pay for construction at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
A thief intercepted the check and was able to redeem it at Chase Bank on June 27 and take the money.
Now the Fayetteville Police Department is trying to solve the crime and catch the crook.
This past June someone stole a $1.4 million check that the Cumberland County government says it sent in the U.S. mail to Fayetteville Technical Community College.
The thief intercepted the check, got JPMorgan Chase Bank to redeem it, and got away with the cash, according to county and college officials.
After being contacted by North Carolina’s state treasurer in November, Chase Bank reimbursed the stolen taxpayer money to Cumberland County’s bank, and the county then forwarded it electronically to Fayetteville Tech on Dec. 2.
“This is still an active case. No one has been arrested and a suspect has not yet been identified,” said Lt. Diana Holloway, a spokesperson for the Fayetteville Police Department. Anyone with information that could help solve this crime is asked to contact Detective J. Kelly at 910-257-7708 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477), she said.