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Man paying bills discovers thousands gone from checking account

LEWISTON – A resident of The Circle contacted police recently after discovering thousands of dollars missing from his checking account.

The victim told town police that he went to pay a bill the morning of March 17 and realized more than $8,000 was missing from his account. A subsequent check of activity on the account turned up two apparently fraudulent checks, one written on March 5 for $3,200, and another written four days later in the amount of $5,100.

The checks were made payable to people whose names the victim did not recognize, police said. The victim told police he had no clue how anyone would have gotten access to his checking account. An investigation into the incident is continuing.

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