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Authorities looking for pair accused of using Templeton woman's checks at several Calif. locations

Posted at 3:43 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:43:11-04

San Luis Obispo County investigators are hoping to identify two people they say used stolen checks to make purchases totaling about $5,000 locally and throughout the state.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says a woman reported back on Feb. 18 that her purse with her checkbook, credit cards and cash inside had been stolen from her home in Templeton.

A few weeks later on March 6, the sheriff’s office says the victim said her checks had been used at Costco stores in Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Fresno and Hanford as well as at a Bank of America in Fresno.

The sheriff’s office says Costco was able to pull surveillance video of the alleged thieves.

The man and woman are described as being between 50 and 70-years-old and may be associated with a white extended-cab pickup truck, possibly a 2014 or newer Ford F-150, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The vehicle said to be involved in the incidents.

An all points bulletin (APB) was sent to authorities in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Kings, Kern and Fresno counties asking them to be on the lookout.

Anyone with information that may help authorities with this case is asked to call the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office at (805) 781-4550.