A 20-year-old man was charged with 27 counts of issuing a bad check after he allegedly wrote dozens of fraudulent checks around Fairbanks for purchases totaling over $30,000, authorities say.


Tyler Rifley turned himself into the Fairbanks Police Department Wednesday night after an arrest warrant was obtained. He was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, according to a FPD release.


The checks, written to Fairbanks residents and area businesses, occurred over a one-month period. One of the purchases was a vehicle, Fairbanks police say.


An investigation on Rifley continues. Police are looking into his alleged defrauding of an online check processing company for approximately $25,000, the release says. Additional counts of issuing a bad check as well as second-degree theft and scheme to defraud charges are “likely.”


Fairbanks police encourage anyone with additional information to call Investigator Adams at 907-450-6550.