NT blank check fraud

Blank check fraud in the NT


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BLANK CHEQUE: NT police have charged two men linked to a string of fraudulent cheques allegedly cashed in Alice Springs.

BLANK CHEQUE: NT police have charged two men linked to a string of fraudulent cheques allegedly cashed in Alice Springs.

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Police have charged two men linked to a string of fraudulent cheques allegedly cashed in the NT.

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NT police have charged two men linked to a string of fraudulent cheques allegedly cashed in the Northern Territory. 

Police arrested the men in Alice Springs on Saturday.

“A 34-year-old man allegedly entered a hotel on Strehlow Street on December 9, where he stole master keys, cash and a blank cheque book,” a police spokesman said. 

“He then allegedly forged a number of blank cheques which were cashed out at various businesses over the following days.

“He has been charged with:

  • Unlawful entry (x2)
  • Stealing (x2)
  • Criminal deception (x4)
  • Forgery (x6)
  • Other fraud and drug offences.

“A 31-year-old was charged with receiving stolen property and attempt to commit a crime after trying to cash a cheque at a financial institution,” the spokesman said

Both men were remanded to appear in Alice Springs Local Court this morning.

Business operators are advised that there may still be some false cheques in circulation, and to be cautious when being asked to cash cheques.

The story NT blank check fraud first appeared on Katherine Times.

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