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Kennewick Police Catch Pair Forging Checks

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police catch a pair accused of forging old checks.

If you have a checking account, you've also got checkbook. When you get a new account, you get a new book, and you throw the old one away, right? If you don't shred it first you're taking a big risk.

That's what may have happened to Mary Blacklaw of Walla Walla and Terry Cissne of Pasco. Two people got a hold of their old checkbooks and used to them to buy things around town. The suspects wrote roughly 300 dollars worth in checks. Fortunately the victims won't be held financially responsible, but officers said that's not always the case.  

"That's the first thing you're going to hear about is your going to get a letter from collections saying, 'Hey you wrote this check on a closed account.' The burden is going to be on you to try and prove that it wasn't you," said Sgt. Ken Lattin, Kennewick Police Department.    

However, in this case businesses who cashed the checks are flipping the bill. Police advice businesses to always check for I.D.