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SEEN HIM? Harrisburg Man Wanted For Stimulus Check Fraud, Police Say

Charles Brown.
Charles Brown. Photo Credit: Lower Allen Township Police

A 36-year-old Harrisburg man is wanted for a possible stimulus check fraud in Cumberland County, authorities said.

A warrant for the arrest of Charles Brown was issued by Lower Allen Township on charges of two misdemeanors for bad checks and theft by depiction.

On April 25 2020, shortly after the first stimulus checks were issued in March 2020, Brown took a US Treasury Check for $1,200 to Members First Federal Credit Union to deposit the check into his account. 

Over the last week of April 2020, Brown made multiple withdrawals for a total of $1,100 as well as debit card transactions.

Brown's troubles with his deposit came after a visit to Wells Fargo in May. On May 22, 2020, Members First received notification that the $1,200 US Treasury check was also negotiated at a local Wells Fargo.

Member's First debited Brown's account for the full amount of $1,200 and sent certified letters to Brown, which he signed.

Police were notified of the situation in October, and charges were filed in November. In March 2021, an arrest warrant was issued.

Anyone with information on this situation or Brown's whereabouts is asked to contact the Lower Allen Township Police at (717) 975-7575.

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