CARSON (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives sought the public’s help Thursday in identifying two women wanted in connection with a check cashing scam.

On Aug, 7 and Aug. 8, the suspects allegedly convinced unsuspecting victims to cash checks on their behalf in return for a small fee.

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“A few days after cashing the checks, the victims were notified by their banks that the checks were fraudulent,” Det. D. Elmore said. “As a result, the victims were held responsible for reimbursing their banks the full amount of the fraudulent checks.”

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Anyone having information regarding the identity of the two women should contact the Watch Commander at Carson Station at (310) 830-1123.

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For tips on how to avoid fraud, visit the Federal Trade Commission online.