Nov 23, 2020 9:00 PM

Police: Forged checks cost Kan. medical clinic $106,000

Posted Nov 23, 2020 9:00 PM
Heart of Kansas Family Medical Care, 1905 19th Street in Great Bend.
Heart of Kansas Family Medical Care, 1905 19th Street in Great Bend.

BARTON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a case of alleged fraud in Barton County.

On Nov. 19,  The Chief Financial Officer at Heart of Kansas Family Medical Care in Great Bend contacted an officer with the Great Bend Police Department in reference to checks that were forged using an account number belonging to the Heart of Kansas Family Medical Care's bank account, according to police.

The investigating officer determined the fictitious checks had been electronically deposited into different banks.

The crime occurred between Oct. 7, 2020 to Oct. 29, 2020. There were 29 different fraud incidents, totaling a loss amount of approximately $106,000 to the Heart of Kansas Family Medical Care Center.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Great Bend Police Department at (620) 793-4120 or Barton County Crime Stoppers at (620) 792-1300.