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March 7, 2014

Bank employee helps police uncover counterfeit check gang


According to O’Connell’s report, on Nov. 14, a representative from Pentucket Bank on Lowell Avenue contacted Dynawave’s payroll department and asked why they used two checks with the same check number. Dynawave’s payroll representative said she did not recognize the name of the person whose signature was on one of the checks, which was for $1,246.89.

Police said the signature was that of the 17-year-old Boston juvenile, who told a teller that she had just started working at Dynawave. The bank discovered a total of seven counterfeit checks cashed by Parham-Rankin, Roberts and the 17-year-old juvenile. The biggest check, $2,467.68, was cashed by Roberts, according to O’Connell’s report.

Police said the checks that were cashed were missing the raised logo that appears on official Dynawave company checks.

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