Man attempts to use fraudulent driver's licence at Bradenton Publix

jdeleon@bradenton.comJune 26, 2014 

Suspect in fraudlent check case. Bradenton Police Department photo

BRADENTON -- Police are searching for a man who attempted to make a purchase with a blank check using a fraudulent driver's license at a local grocery store, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on June 8, police say the man attempted to make the purchase at the Publix store at 4651 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, according to a news release.

He presented a blank check at the time of payment and the cashier asked to see his driver's license and to remove it from his wallet for inspection, police said.

"When the cashier questioned the suspect about his obvious fraudulent driver's License, the suspect grabbed the blank check off the countertop and ran out of the store," the release states.

The fraudulent driver's license was left behind at the store by the suspect.

The suspect is described as a bald man with a medium or muscular build.

Anyone with any information can call Bradenton Police Department Master Patrol Officer Amy Schwartz at 941-932-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at

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