Man arrested after altering check from City of Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Palm Springs police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon responsible for around $1,900 in fraudulent charges to the city's bank account.

Apparently, the city recently sent a $10 check to 57-year-old Ricky James Ducusin to reimburse Ducusin for money that was placed into safekeeping when he was arrested for fraud in 2012.

Shortly after Ducusin deposited the check, three charges from stores in Palms Springs, Indio, and Rancho Mirage totaling about $1,900 showed up on the city's account. Turns out, the purchases were made with checks altered to include the City of Palm Springs Finance Department's account information.

Detectives reviewed video from the stores' security cameras and concluded that Ducusin was the one who made the purchases.

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