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Nearly $50k stolen from Mechanicsville business owner: “It was shocking”

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MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — One Mechanicsville business owner is warning others about fraud after tens of thousands of dollars were stolen from his business.

The Henrico Police Department is investigating the incident, saying it’s part of a crime trend that other business owners have fallen victim to.

Nearly $50,000 was stolen from Tony Liggons’ business, Teligon Pest Concepts and Services, LLC. He said he’s lucky, because if more checks continued to be cashed, they would’ve wiped him out.

“I never thought that this would happen to me a day in my life,” he told 8News in an interview Monday.

Liggons couldn’t believe it when he got a call from Truist Bank at the beginning of March.

“He said, did you authorize a check for $9,700? I was like, no,” Liggons said.

Checks totaling just over $48,000 were cashed –…

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