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Counterfeiter sought over cars

November 22, 2010
Police in 19 states are hunting for a man who allegedly has used move than 100 alias names, dates of birth, social security numbers and addresses to buy vehicles with counterfeit checks. Edward L. Raifsnider, 44, is wanted by federal, state and local authorities. He 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. The suspect uses many counterfeit state driver's licenses and ID cards and forged cashiers checks to buy used cars from dealers and individuals. Days later, before they are reported as stolen, Raifsnider allegedly sells the cars to other dealers and individuals. Raifsnider reportedly has impersonated military personnel and federal, state and local police. He is considered armed and dangerous. If he is spotted, call local authorities or Detective Len Appelbaum of the Crestwood (Mo.) Police Department at 314-729-4800.