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Posted on: October 23, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Check Fraud

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The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office would like to remind the merchants of Humboldt County that James Cunha is out of custody awaiting the outcome of several cases, including the Fortuna arrest of February 8, 2014. He is facing charges of Check Fraud and Receiving Stolen Property, among other felony charges. He continues to offend by using stolen checks, fake checks and closed account checks. Please keep Cunha’s photograph available and do not accept checks that he may attempt to pass.

Since September 2014, the District Attorney Check Enforcement Program has received 5 check complaints involving Cunha totaling $3,021.00. It is suspected that other fraudulent checks have also been passed by Cunha, but have yet to be reported. If you have received a bad check from Cunha please submit a check complaint to the District Attorney’s Office using the forms at on the DA’s website: http://www.humboldtgov.org/291/Check-Enforcement-Program.

Inquiries should be to Susan Vandermeer - District Attorney Check Enforcement Program at 707-445-7411.