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Owner: Man writes fake checks using Goldsboro business' name

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. -

A small business owner in Wayne County is asking for the public’s help, after a he says a man is using his company’s name to write bad checks.

Vernon Williams of Williams Home Center in Goldsboro found out about the returned checks about six weeks ago. Nine convenience stores in eastern North Carolina have contacted him so far.

9 On Your Side has received two copies of the fake checks. The checks are made out to a Thomas Connor for $398.79. It appears the apparent thief makes the checks out for the same amount every time.

Luckily, Williams says his business has not lost any money, since the checks are contain fake account number.

"It irritates me.  Although this does not cost me anything out of my bank account, I despise a thief," said Williams.

As for the stores who have cashed the checks, they are out almost $400 each.

The manager of head’s grocery in Pikeville says they have received bad checks before, but they usually know the person and get the money back. Unfortunately, the manager says this was the first time the suspected thief came into the store.

Several store managers and Williams have reported the bad checks to police.

9 On Your Side has obtained surveillance video of the alleged thief from a store manager Kinston that received one the bad checks. Williams urges anyone to who knows the man to contact their local law enforcement agency.

“Maybe somebody will turn him in and, I'd like to see him put in jail," said Williams.

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