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.”
This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.