Men wanted in counterfeit check scheme identified

Persons of interest and their car, seen in security videos. Investigators believe the men passed counterfeit checks at numerous Brown County stores on August 17. (Brown County Sheriff's Office photos)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Brown County Sheriff's Office says it has positive identification on two men they believe were paying with counterfeit checks at several areas businesses this past August.

Purchases were made at numerous Brown County stores, including Fleet Farm, Menards, Target, Walmart and Woodman's. Counterfeit checks were also passed in the Milwaukee and Kenosha areas.

Investigators aren't identifying the suspects publicly, but said Thursday the men were identified and linked to more fraud cases in Milwaukee and northern Illinois.

Investigators used surveillance videos to capture pictures of two people of interest and their car.

The sheriff's office believed they are from or have ties to the Milwaukee area. One of the victims whose identity was used is from Milwaukee.

If you believe you or your business was a victim of this counterfeit check fraud, report it to your financial institution and local law enforcement agency.