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Elderly man with sweet tooth cashes in fraudulent $1,315 check

Surveillance video shows man snagging free lollipops, cashing check at American National Bank

The Broward Sheriff's Office is searching for an elderly man who cashed a fraudulent $1,315 check at an American National Bank in Oakland Park, and snagged some free lollipops before he left.
The Broward Sheriff's Office is searching for an elderly man who cashed a fraudulent $1,315 check at an American National Bank in Oakland Park, and snagged some free lollipops before he left.

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office is searching for an elderly man who cashed a fraudulent $1,315 check at an American National Bank in Oakland Park and snagged some free lollipops before he left.

Detectives said they suspect that the thief used a fake driver's license to cash the check at the bank, located at 4301 N. Federal Hwy.

The crime happened last month, but deputies said the victims didn't discover that they had been ripped off until this month, when they reported it to the BSO.

The owners of Bolender Family Enterprises told deputies that they wrote a check to a locksmith for $100, but later discovered that the check had been cashed for $1,315.

The check was payable to Erick Johnson of Chicago. The thief showed the teller an Illinois driver's license with that name, but detectives believe that the name and the license were fake.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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