Fraudulent Checks

 

If your checkbook has been stolen or lost, call the Pendleton Police Department via City County Joint Dispatch at (541) 966-3650 Opt. 7 or (541) 276-4411 and request to make a report.

If your stolen/lost checks are being used in Pendleton by someone forging your signature, you need to first contact your bank to close your account. You will also need to complete an Affidavit of Forgery at your bank for any forged check that has cleared. In many cases, the forged checks will be handled primarily by your bank. Your bank will credit your account once you complete the Affidavit of Forgery. They will send a copy of your Affidavit, along with the original check, back to the business that accepted the check. It is now the responsibility of that business to file the police report since they lost either cash or merchandise.

If you are a merchant that has received and request to make a report regarding a forged check that was returned to you from the bank, the Pendleton Police Department requires that you are able to present the original check, with the Affidavit of Forgery completed by the account holder, as well as the employee who completed the transaction with the suspect. When this information is available, download the "Business Forgery Report Packet" from this site. Once completed, the packet can be turned into the Pendleton Police Department for a case to be opened.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Please note that if there is a confirmed forgery in progress, with the suspect still at your location, immediately call 9-1-1. In this case, no Affidavit is required.

If you have received a check back from the bank that is not payable due to a Closed Account or Non-sufficient Funds (NSF), contact the Pendleton Police Department via City County Joint Dispatch at (541) 966-3650 Opt. 7 or (541) 276-4411 and request to make a report.