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14 August 2015Warning - this news article expired on 2015-09-14. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Frauds

Belleville, Ontario – On August 13th, 2015, police received several complaints about potential frauds. In the first instance, a Belleville resident received a letter in the mail along with a cheque payable to that person. The cover letter describes the promotion which is “Red Bull paid-to-drive Promotional Campaign”. The amount of the cheque is $3850.00. The person is told that the $3850 covers the first week payment of $300, while the remaining balance is to be deposited into another account. The cheques appear genuine, but the cheque is actually worthless and the bank would charge the $3850 back to the persons’ account.

In a similar scam, the person receives a letter from IT Tech requesting the person to keep a portion and transfer the remainder into another account. The cheque that follows the letter as is delivered by a courier. The amount of this cheque is $2950.00.

A third person received a letter advising that they have inherited money from a distant relative who had just passed away. The person simply had to pay lawyer fees in order to free up the funds.

People are urged never to send money. Do not cash any cheques.

Disturbance

Belleville, Ontario – On August 13th, 2015, at 9:27 p.m. police attended on Tracey Park Drive as several calls were received about two women fighting. A 42 year old Belleville woman was arrested for her own protection under the Liquor Licence Act.