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Forged checks circulating in this area

Local residents and business owners are being urged to pay special attention to checks bearing the names Guadalupe Garcia, Dana Easterly or Collen M. Soden.

These checks, according to authorities, are believed to be forged.

The checks may have one of three addresses listed on them, as well as other key identifiers that will help determine whether or not they are forged.

The addresses listed on the forgeries include 3528 W. Agate, Pasco, WA; 503 N. 4th St., Sunnyside; and 1125 NE Valley Rd.

The issuing banks named on the checks include HAPO, Key Bank and Washington Mutual; and branches include Sunnyside, Pullman and Pasco.

Three account numbers have also been identified on the check forgeries. The accounts are 476721134922, 6315808 and 3060978085.

Checks deemed suspicious have been made out to Cherie Johnson Hoppo or Happo.

Authorities believe two suspects are involved with the forging of these checks. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male who is approximately 5'4" tall with brown hair. He is believed to be approximately 46-years-old. A white female, who is approximately 5'7" tall with blond hair, has been identified as the second suspect. She is believed to be approximately 35-years-old.

Anyone with information regarding the check forgeries or the suspects is urged to call the Sunnyside Police Department at 836-6200.

In other police news, Sunnyside police officers have since yesterday (Tuesday) investigated two vehicle thefts and two other thefts.

A 1993 Honda Accord was yesterday reported stolen from the 1300 block of Apple Lane, and a 1986 Honda Accord was this morning (Wednesday) reported stolen from the 1100 block of South 10th Street.

Approximately $1,500 was reported stolen yesterday from a home in the 1500 block of Federal Way and a resident in the 3400 block of Picard Place reported a stereo and important documents stolen from his vehicle last night.

Officers have also responded to an automatic alarm call, two reports of controlled substance problems, three juvenile problems, three suspicious activity calls and two traffic mishaps.

Police, too, provided four welfare checks, an agency assist and a citizen assist, as well as fielded three informational calls and served three arrest warrants.

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