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Culver City Police Blotter: Valentine's Day Forgery

It wasn't hearts and flowers for one Culver City resident when she discovered someone had successfully presented and cashed a check in her name at a local bank.

Here's a recap of crimes that occurred between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18 as reported to the Culver City Police Department.

Commercial Burglary

On Feb. 12 at 2:02 p.m. officers responded to the 8500 block of National Blvd. regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them she arrived at her storage locker on Feb. 10 and discovered the door to the storage garage had been forced open and her property missing. The victim said she locked and secured the location on Oct. 31, 2012 and everything was fine.

Stolen Vehicle

On Feb. 12 at 9:45 p.m. officers responded to the 3800 block of Overland Ave. regarding a stolen car investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them she locked and secured her 1993 Toyota at 8 p.m. and when she returned at 9 p.m. her car was missing.

Vandalism

On Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. a victim called the police department to report her 2005 Honda’s tires had been slashed. The victim said she parked and locked her car in the 4900 block of Overland Ave. on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. When she returned the next morning she discovered her tires had been slashed.

Vandalism

On Feb. 13 at 12:55 p.m.  a victim called the police department to report her 1998 Cadillac had been vandalized. The victim said she parked and locked her car in the 14200 block of Summertime Ln. and on Feb. 6 discovered her tires had been punctured.

Forgery

On Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. a victim came to the police department to report she was a victim of a forgery. The victim said she received notice from her bank that an unknown suspect had presented one of her checks, which was successfully cashed in December. The bank had since red flagged her account. The victim believes someone had access to her checks while she was on vacation.

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