Police warn Alberni businesses about travellers cheque fraud

Police are warning Alberni businesses about a group of people who are trying to fraudulently cash American Express travellers cheques.

Police are warning Alberni businesses about a group of people who are trying to fraudulently cash a dead man’s American Express travellers cheques.

According to an RCMP press release, suspects have attempted to cash the cheques three times in the last 48 hours at Valley retail stores. The cheques are in $50 and $100 denominations.

The cheques in fact belong to an Alberni resident who died three months ago. The culprits surprisingly used their own identification when cashing the cheques and arrests are imminent, the release noted.

Police remind business owners and their employees to ensure proper identification that matches the name on the travelers cheques is provided at the time of the transaction.

Police don’t know if additional suspects are involved, or if other frauds have been committed but not reported to the detachment.

It is not believed that the frauds were attempted outside of Port Alberni.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact RCMP at 250-723-2424.

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