Deputies looking for man who used checks, credit cards stolen from Black Forest woman

Deputies say this man used checks and credit cards stolen from a Black Forest woman. _ El Paso County Sheriff's Office_208188

BLACK FOREST, Colo. — Deputies are looking for the man who wrote $6,200 worth of fraudulent checks from a Black Forest woman’s account earlier this year.

Deputies said on May 3, they got a call from a Black Forest woman. The woman told deputies she had recently discovered her checking account had been compromised, and her checkbook was missing. Someone had written about $6,200 in checks from her account between March 18 and May 3, which she discovered the breach.

Someone had also stolen the victim’s credit cards and used them to make a total of $2,700 worth of purchases at Walgreens stores across El Paso County.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid 20s, with short light brown hair and a short beard. Deputies said he has documentation identifying himself as Steven Witherspoon..

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call Detective Andrew Thompson at 719-520-7238 or email

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