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6th business reports check fraud

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A sixth business — this time in Oakhurst — has reported falling victim to a Squaw Valley woman wanted for passing a series of bad checks, the Madera County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday.

The suspect, 53-year-old Leslie Stevens, is the same woman wanted for writing checks on a closed account to a number of businesses, and not just in Madera County.

According to reports, Stevens is suspected of ripping off three stores in Fresno County — one in Reedley, another in Orange Cove, and a third in Kingsburg.

Since May, businesses in Madera County have lost more than $9,000, sheriff’s department spokeswoman Erica Stuart said. One owner alone is out more than $4,000...


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