June 2, 1996 in Nation/World

The Perfect Scam Had One Little Flaw

Associated Press

A pair of 19-year-olds thought they had devised the perfect scam: signing checks with disappearing ink.

They forgot to make something else disappear though: the name of Jeffrey J. Pyrcioch permanently printed at the top of the bogus checks.

Pyrcioch and Heather M. Green could face eight years in prison after being arrested Friday on suspicion of fraud and theft.

Five merchants reported receiving $2,000 in checks written in purple ink that soon faded before their eyes.

The checks will be sent to the Indiana State Police Laboratory, where the ink can be raised, Detective Cindy Marion said.

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