Edmonds Police Blotter: When check laundering takes on new meaning

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Among the lessons to be learned from the most recent Edmonds police reports? Beware the handyman claiming that the check went through the wash.

DEC. 24

18500 block of 82nd Avenue West: A man reported that a wallet was stolen out of his vehicle the night before, and that two unauthorized charges were made on one of his credit cards.

DEC. 23

7300 block of 216th Avenue Southwest: An unknown person entered an apartment through an unlocked window and stole Christmas presents.

DEC. 22

22430 Highway 99: Four tires and rims were stolen from a vehicle at a car dealership.

DEC. 21

100 block 2nd Avenue North: A woman was assaulted by a stranger in the laundry room of her apartment building. She suffered a broken nose. The male suspect was captured by the K-9 unit.

DEC. 17

20000 block of Maplewood Drive: A door-to-door handyman solicitor did work on a resident’s gutters, agreeing to a cash price. The victim gave the man a tip in addition to a check for the work completed. The handyman returned the next day, claiming that check went through the wash, so the resident gave him cash to cover the check amount. The resident later discovered that the man had indeed cashed the check.

DEC. 16

7600 block of 212the Street Southwest: Seven cordless drills were stolen from the theater area of Edmonds-Woodway High School.

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