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Suspects sought in Cumming-Forsyth chamber forgery case
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CUMMING — Warrants were issued Tuesday for two people suspected of cashing a forged check in the name of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.

Amanda May Gunn, 33, of Wichita Falls, Tenn., and 43-year-old Lloyd David Fair of Atlanta are wanted for fourth-degree forgery after they allegedly walked away with $983 from the Citizens Bank on Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9) in southwest Forsyth on July 15.

Gunn reportedly attempted to pass at least one more check for about $1,100 at the same bank the next day, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

On the second attempt, she apparently ran away while bank personnel checked the validity of the transaction.

Regan said the two are not thought to be suspects in other active cases in the county. Neither has a criminal history in Forsyth. It was also unclear whether they are thought to have remained in the area.

The case was initially handled by Cumming police because the victim, the Chamber of Commerce, is located in the city. However, the matter was transferred to the sheriff’s office because the bank is in the county’s jurisdiction, according to an incident report.

Suspects gained access to the chamber’s checks when one of the organization’s vendors was burglarized, according to James McCoy, president and CEO of the business organization.

When the vendor’s office was broken into, checks made out to the company from the chamber were stolen to be scanned and made into fraudulent checks.

McCoy said the bank incurred the loss from the first successfully cashed check, though he noted financial institutions are usually insured for such incidents.

“Citizen’s Bank did a phenomenal job,” he said. “I have high praise for how they handled it.”