Police Searching for Waynesboro Man

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a Waynesboro man wanted on numerous felonies for fraud.

Michael Paul Bennett, 19, of Waynesboro, is wanted for eight counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.

He is 5’5” and 135 lbs. It is believed he is staying at the Hunter’s Ridge Apartments in Harrisonburg.

In early August, he went on a check cashing frenzy in which he passed several bogus checks at local financial institutions.

He was able to defraud them out of nearly $2,500.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office also holds a misdemeanor capias for failure to appear for a DUI charge for Bennett.

If anyone has information concerning his whereabouts, please contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

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