25th September 11:48 PM
Police investigate 2 separate cases of fake cheques used to purchase alcohol
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 16/08/2017

Police are investigating two separate cases where fake cheques have been used to purchase large amounts of alcohol in the Western division.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Biu Matavou had confirmed that the persons involved in the two cases are different. 

The Nadi CID is still investigating an incident where an Asian man and a local presented a forged cheque and managed to take more than $44,000 of alcohol from Tappoos Nadi warehouse.

The men allegedly altered a cheque of $100 and used it to purchase 350 cartons of Woodstock to the total amount of $44,940.

Police are also looking for a man who allegedly bought hundreds of dollars‑worth of alcohol with a fake cheque last week in Sigatoka.

The person used the fake cheque at a Supermarket in Sigatoka and was allegedly selling the alcohol through a black market.

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