Friday, December 30, 2011

CMPD Seeking Financial Crime Suspect

Michael Byers
On December 22, 2011 at 18:42 hours, Michael Yashema Byers attempted to send a wire transfer in the amount of $9,400 through the Western Union in the Food Lion located at 5831 South Boulevard. The suspect gave the cashier a stack of bills consisting of 20 and 50 dollar denomination totaling $9,400.

The wire transfer was accepted and the suspect left the scene. The cashier weighed the bills and began to check the bills individually. She discovered that all of the U. S. Treasury notes the suspect gave her were counterfeit notes. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Financial Crimes Unit identified the suspect and obtained a warrant on Michael Byers. Several attempts have been made to locate and arrest the suspect. He has not been located at this time.

If you have information on his whereabouts please contact CrimeStoppers at 704-336-1600 or just dial 911 to provide his location. (The attached photo is from 2006)

Also, the below serial numbers were used on the counterfeit notes. We would encourage area merchants to contact the police if they have related cases involving these serial numbers. 50’s: IK 02818440 A (54), IB 26443230 B (18), JB 44451025 A (19) & 20’s: JG 85175879 B (41), IA 12569562 C (40), GF 85612950 B (39), IF 53962245 H (41),GF 01900491 A (42), IJ 87192882 A (42)