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Police warn public about bogus checks


Hawaiʻi Island police are warning businesses and the public about individuals using forged or worthless checks to purchase items or services.

Police advise anyone receiving a check as payment to be cautious, to confirm identification and to take note of any suspicious activity.​

Anyone with information about any bogus checks is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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