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suspicious character

A dubious, suspicious, or potentially immoral or unlawful person. The security guard caught a suspicious character hanging around the back entrance to the warehouse. I've always thought he was a bit of a suspicious character, so I was a bit nervous when Janet said she was going to work for him.

shady character

A dubious, suspicious, or potentially immoral or unlawful person. The security guard caught a shady character hanging around the back entrance to the warehouse. I've always thought he was a bit of a shady character, so I was a bit nervous when Janet said she was going to work for him.
See also: character, shady

shady character

 and a suspicious character
Fig. an untrustworthy person; a person who makes people suspicious. There is a suspicious character lurking about in the hallway. Please call the police.
See also: character, shady
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Suspicious person/motor vehicle, female who was almost struck by vehicle, checked area, unfounded, 50 Boston Turnpike
While the Suspicious Activity Reporting rule applies to insurance companies and the covered products--and not to agents and brokers--insurers are required to implement policies and procedures designed to detect suspicious activity from all relevant sources.
Labeling an outbreak suspicious reflects a judgment that the evidence suggests unnatural causes.
The success of this operation and others like it stemmed from two factors: Use of a package profile to identify suspicious parcels and close cooperation between the U.
Suspicious person/motor vehicle, female soliciting, unfounded, 307 Hartford Turnpike
Other findings in the new study show the incidence rates of suspicious transactions are rising.
An effort called Eagle Eye encourages military base workers, family and community residents to watch for suspicious activity that could be preparation for an attack on a base or government building.
The five federal financial institutions supervisory agencies -- the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision, together with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) -- issued on June 19, 2000, a newly revised Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) form.
Suspicious person/motor vehicle, suspicious vehicles stopping in front of caller's house, 13 Park Grove Lane
LAPD officials said that while they do not want to discourage people from reporting what they believe to be suspicious items, they are asking people to calmly assess the situation before calling police.
For this reason, the Federal Reserve and other regulators have implemented various directives for banks to establish internal controls and procedures designed to detect unusual or suspicious transactions that, if unchecked, could lead to fraud, money laundering, or other types of criminal misconduct.
Suspicious person/motor vehicle, two males soliciting, spoken to, 539 Boston Turnpike