UPDATE (6/1/17) The suspect has been identified. Thanks to everyone who called or emailed with tips!
The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying a man who cashed a stolen check at an area store. The suspect was recorded on store surveillance.
The check was reported stolen to the police department on May 30th. The owner of a local cleaning business reported that she had written the check in the amount of $30 to one of her employees. The employee later reported that the check had either been lost or stolen, possibly while he was working out at the Planet Fitness gym on Walnut Avenue sometime on May 24th. Before canceling the check, the owner noticed that the check had been cashed on May 24th at the Carneceria Nacho’s at 900 Underwood Street.
A DPD officer viewed footage of the transaction. At 7:16 pm, a Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20’s wearing a bright yellow Georgia Southern t-shirt presented the check and cashed it. He did not present an ID. The suspect left the store in a late model Chevy Camaro, possibly black or dark green or blue in color. Neither the victim nor employees at the Planet Fitness recognized the suspect. A pictures of the suspect is included with this release.
Below: The suspect recorded on store surveillance