Investigators say a man accused of trying to pass fake checks at several businesses has been identified by his own mother-in-law.
Deputies say they’re now looking for 46-year-old Bobby Brewer. Investigators didn’t have a name for their suspect until his mother-in-law saw his picture on TV.
Brewer is wanted for passing fake trucker’s checks at several businesses in Fleming, Estill, Clark, Magoffin and Lee counties. Each time, deputies say he purchased some merchandise and asked for cash back.
The checks appear to be a fraudulent “trucker’s check,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. It’s a FirstData EFS Transcheck, common with semi-truck drivers, but the transaction number, issuer number and telephone number on the check appear to be fraudulent, and the bank will not honor the check.
Brewer is described as a white man with dark brown hair and a brown/gray goatee, about 6-feet tall and 235 lbs wearing a gray polo and blue jean shorts and black tennis shoes with a large black tattoo the length of his left lower leg and possibly another tattoo on his left shoulder.
Deputies say he was driving what appears to be a gray, newer model Chrysler 200 four-door sedan with a handicap placard on the rearview mirror and possibly a Kentucky license plate.
Officials say he was traveling with a white female with blonde hair who stayed in the car the entire time while he went inside the businesses.
If you see him, you’re asked to call the Fleming County Sheriff’s Office.