Beverly Hills man loses hire cash in suspected USPS examine fraud

Erik Hatchett has lived in his Beverly Hills home for five years and pays his rent with a check until he says his check for $ 9,000 was cashed at another bank in July.

“I know a lot of people like to make digital payments and the like, but you know we’re kind of old-fashioned, we like to write the check and have a hard copy of the check,” said Hatchett.

Hatchett tells KTLA that he mailed his check on July 6th and it was cashed at a Bank of America on the morning of July 7th.

Hatchett has since contacted the Chase Bank fraud department and filed a police report.

Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 news on September 1, 2021.


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Black Hills Power offers ideas for saving cash throughout hotter temperatures

During the warmer temperatures, Black Hills Energy offers tips to help you reduce the use of your air conditioning system in order to lower your energy bills.

RAPID CITY, SD – If it heats up outside, your air conditioner is likely to run hard to keep you cool, but there might be a way to stay cool and save some money.

Black Hills Energy is reminding the public of a few ways to save, including covering any sunny window with blinds, preferably a lighter color. They also recommend avoiding high energy consuming devices like a stove during the warm peak times of the day, and remember to set your thermostat to a manageable temperature.

Use your fans to your advantage, and even when your air conditioner isn’t on, fans are a great way to keep the temperature uniform throughout your home.

“If you have the option of running the fan in your house continuously, it helps to circulate the air. Similarly, using a fan to move the air in the winter will help keep your home a more average and even temperature, ”said Mike Pogany, director of operations at Black Hills Energy.

Black Hills Energy says opening the windows at night is also another great way to take advantage of the cooler times of the night so you don’t have to turn on the air conditioning.

Another tip, according to Pogany, is to regularly replace the air filters on your air conditioning systems