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Cheque-scam gang make £45,000 targeting businesses across Tayside

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Cheque-scam gang make £45,000 targeting businesses across Tayside


A gang targeting Tayside businesses with fake cheques has made off with £45,000 of goods in recent weeks.

Police Scotland has since warned retailers to be vigilant for the scheming crooks.

The most recent crime involved a garden centre in Stonehaven.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said three men entered the premises on Wednesday March 23 and acquired furniture and clothing worth over £4,500.

The suspects paid for the items with a cheque which later bounced.

The items were later found for sale on a well-known online site.

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These suspects are believed to be responsible for a series of similar crimes now totalling approximately £45,000 in the Grampian and Tayside areas.

Sergeant Katy Townhill, from the Stonehaven Community Policing Team, said “I would…

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