Ojai Merchants Report Fake Traveler's Checks

By Chris T. Wilson

A handful of downtown Ojai business owners got caught off guard recently by an as-yet-unidentified shopper allegedly passing counterfeit travelers checks. Described by several downtown business owners as a white male in his mid- to late-’50s, the alleged perpetrator made small purchases of about $25 with the $100 travelers checks on Aug. 6 and then received change for the purchase in cash. Ojai Wells Fargo Bank branch service manager Tiffany Owens said three customers brought the phony checks in for deposit. "We

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