This week we are looking for a husband and wife team of con-artists, Timothy Carpenter and his wife Lucie Carpenter. Police say they are scamming businesses all over Region 8 using 'T-checks'. T-checks are commonly used by truckers. Police say their scam involves writing these 'authentic' T-checks for hundreds of dollars over the amount owed. In order for the check to be cashed, the retailer has to call a 1-800 number.
What happens next police say is Timothy calls Lucie, or vice-versa and they hand the phone to the clerk saying it's the operator at the 1-800 number. The voice on the line says the check is good and wallah! They've got their money.
Tell police where to find the Carpenters, Timothy and Lucie and it's worth cash! Call Crimestoppers right now, 935-STOP to get your tip number. Your calls are anonymous.
Here's our Warrant Watchees for Thanksgiving week. Tommy J. Baker goes first. He has 10 non-payment of fines warrants out of JPD.
His running mate is Michael L. Witt he has 7 non-payment of fines warrants out of Jonesboro and is also wanted out of Poinsett County for contempt of court.
Do you know where police can find Michael L. Witt or Tommy J. Baker? Want some cash for that knowledge? Call Crimestoppers right now, 935-STOP and tell police what you know. When you call, you will get a tip number to hang on to. Then keep watching Crimestoppers and if you see an arrest in your case, call or email Sgt. Steve McDaniel at JPD and tell him your tip number, he'll tell you if it's worth some Crimestoppers cash. Give 'em a call, and remember when you see crime, call Crimestoppers, 935-STOP.
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