Surrey Mounties need help to identify a suspect in a cheque cashing fraud.
The victim contacted his bank and the RCMP on April 19 after noticing an “unusually large” cheque was had been cashed against his account for more than $7,000, Corporal Scotty Schumann said.
Schumann said the victim left his cheque book unattended at a retail store for a few minutes. Investigators obtained surveillance photos of the cheque being cashed.
“Criminals will take advantage of any opportunity they see,” Schumann noted. “Identity theft and fraud accounts for tremendous financial losses to consumers and businesses. Make sure you bank and personal documents are always secure and are never left unattended.”