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Michigan State Police searching for suspect in check fraud

If you have any information, please contact the Michigan State Police Niles Post or Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP. If you have any information, please contact the Michigan State Police Niles Post or Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP. If you have any information, please contact the Michigan State Police Niles Post or Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP.

NILES, Mich. -- Michigan State Police are investigating several instances of fraud that have been happening at the United Federal Credit Union.

Police say fraudulent checks are being deposited in the ATM on Friday evenings, after business hours, which allows the suspect to withdraw funds throughout the weekend.

The fraudulent activity isn't discovered until the following business day.

Police say the fraudulent activity began in December 2016 and has occurred at the Niles, Stevensville, Benton Harbor and Holland branches of the bank.

While at the ATM, the suspect attempts to conceal her face. They believe she is a heavy set black female. She may be driving a Hyundai Sonata 2011-2014, possibly gray in color.

According to the credit union, the fraudulent activity in no way affects legitimate member accounts and no member accounts have been compromised as a result of the activity. The crimes involve new accounts the suspects are creating.

If you have any information in this case, please contact the Michigan State Police Niles Post detective bureau at (269) 683-4411 or Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP.

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