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April 3, 2020

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Warning: Check cashing scam

The Hardin County sheriff’s office has received calls regarding a  check cashing scam affecting local residents. An ad was placed in the Kenton Times seeking Home Health Care workers. After responding to the ad, two Hardin County residents received text messages from a Katherine Dunn followed by the receipt of a check in the amount of $1650 each; mailed to the victims by priority mail.

The checks were drawn on Michigan First Credit Union in Lathrup Village, Mich. The victims were instructed to keep $400 and return the rest to an unknown address in Massachusetts.

Michigan First Credit Union has confirmed this is a scam. Anyone who may have received one of these checks or responded to the ad, is asked to contact Detective Scott Willoby at the Hardin County sheriff’s office; (419) 673-1268.