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Police investigating international fraudulent cheque scheme

The Bay St. George RCMP and a local bank are conducting an investigation into several counterfeit cheques deposited into the account of a local woman.

Cpl. John Butler said police received the report at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday of the counterfeit cheques from the bank, believed to have been deposited electronically into the woman’s account by a man from a European country.

He said the woman had been asked to withdraw the money from her account and send it to the man who had deposited the cheques.

Butler said this appears to be yet another version of international fraudulent activity. He said police are not sure if the woman is out any money, but the investigation is continuing.

He said the amount of the cheques and the name of the bank are not being released.

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