Police identified the suspect as Anthony Maurice McCune (pictured), 28, of West Sacramento. He is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He typically is well-dressed, sometimes wearing a tie. He also has been known to speak with a Southern accent and to talk about his upbringing in Alabama, according to a Police Department news release.
McCune is accused of posing as a door-to-door charity worker seeking donations for an organization called Urban Development Solutions. Once he obtains personal checks, he allegedly alters the payee line or the amount, and proceeds to cash or the checks or deposit them into an account.
Police received complaints in June and July from residents who reported they had given the suspect checks as donations to what was purported to be an organization that assists underprivileged youth. They later discovered that the amount of the check was altered to show a larger payment. The suspect also had reportedly added his name to the check to obtain cash.
Police urge people who think they may have been victimized to examine any personal checks they provided to make sure they were not altered. Cases in which checks were altered should be reported to the victim's local law enforcement agency.