Police seek victims of cheque fraud in Bude

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By Em_Williams | Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 06:45

Police have issued an appeal to try and trace the victims of a series of cheque fraud crimes committed in the Bude area. They took place between September 2011 and December 2011.

Launceston CID believes the cheques were issued by a man living in Bude who spoke with a Derbyshire accent. Officers say they know the cheques 'bounced' and that they form part of a bigger series. They don't however know who the victims are.

The cheques in questions are from Lloyds Bank and were made out for the values of £100, £230.50 and £359.

Anyone with any information regarding the cheques is asked to contact Devon & Cornwall Police dialling 101 and quoting reference BU/12/642.




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    So how is the fraud done? Presumably he buys things with cheques that bounce. Anyhow I'm glad to see that the police are regarding it as a crime, that makes a change!

    Quite often these days the police say that its just a civil matter. This happened to me when I bought a small boat via eBay. When I went to the marina to collect it, the outboard motor, fuel tank and battery were missing. I phoned the seller who I never met and he retorted "Yeah well when the boat didn't make much money on eBay I took the motor off and sold it."

    I would have thought that once I had paid by PayPal that motor became MY motor. I would have then thought that taking away the motor was THEFT. According to the Essex Police this is not so as they claim that it is merely a Civil Matter about Breach of Contract.

    Oh well that must keep their crime figures down! As is often said there isn't much ethics in Essex.

    By Davey1000 at 16:44 on 25/12/12

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    What's specific about a "Derbyshire" accent?

    By accom at 15:04 on 11/09/12

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