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Counterfeit checks being cashed in Missouri community

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo -

Businesses in Cape Girardeau should be on the lookout for counterfeit payroll checks.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department says since the end of July, several counterfeit payroll checks have been cashed at local businesses.

The suspects have avoided all banks and have been taking the checks to businesses that provide check cashing services to the public.

The payroll checks look like they are from well established companies.

Police say businesses who offer check cashing services should be diligent when presented a check they feel may not be legitimate. That includes asking for more than one form of identification or proof of employment.

Any business that is presented with a check that appears to be counterfeit is asked to call the police department at (573) 335-6621.

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