Police: Scam artists target food stores

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January 06, 2011

Commercial crime investigators have uncovered a new fake check scam targeting major supermarkets.
Head of the Business and Technology Crimes Unit of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Assistant Superintendent Michael Moxey said yesterday that the scam is being backed by an organized crime ring.
Moxey said that while the group is well organized, suspects do not always succeed in passing off the fake checks to businesses.
So far police have discovered 40 fraudulent checks that were used at several supermarket chains in New Providence. According to Moxey, those involved in the scam go to food stores and purchase goods with the fake checks.
He said supermarkets often find out about the scam when attempts ar ...

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News date : 01/06/2011    Category : Nassau Guardian Stories

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