Saturday, December 22, 2018

Terrace RCMP issue warning on fraudulent cheques

Heading into the final days of the Christmas shopping season, the Terrace RCMP has alerted businesses owners across the Northwest about a recent occurrence of fraudulent cheques being passed in the Terrace region.

Numerous reports of fraud have come in following a theft earlier this month from the Northwest Zone Athletic Association, with one suspect to this point arrested on December 19th, after allegedly trying to cash one of the stolen cheques.

Earlier in the week another male was arrested in relation to another incident, after a break and enter of a business in the city, during which a number of cheques were stolen.

Terrace RCMP are urging businesses around the Northwest to be 
vigilant after a number of cheques were stolen this month
(Photo from Terrace RCMP)

Terrace RCMP continue to investigate the number of frauds related to the stolen cheques, with Constable Crystal Evelyn, Media Relations Officer for Terrace RCMP offering up some advice for merchants and their staff around the Northwest.

"Most of these cheques will have a business name right on them ... Take the time to call the business and confirm they wrote the cheque out to the person attempting to use it. Also verify the identification of the person trying to cash it to ensure that person is in fact the person the cheque was made out to."

If you have any information to share related to the break and enters or the fraud attempts you are asked to contact the Terrace detachment at 250-638-7400 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

You can review the background to the recent burst of fraud attempts from this information statement.

More items notes on the Northwest Business scene see our archive page here.

For more items of note related to Emergency responders across the Northwest see our archive page here.

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