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Police say Sault suspect altered name, amount on cheque before cashing it

A 37-year-old suspect in Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with fraud under $5,000 related to an incident last summer. Police were called Dec. 7 and told the suspect in the case had cashed an altered cheque Aug. 9. (File) A 37-year-old suspect in Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with fraud under $5,000 related to an incident last summer. Police were called Dec. 7 and told the suspect in the case had cashed an altered cheque Aug. 9. (File)
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A 37-year-old suspect in Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with fraud under $5,000 related to an incident last summer.

Police were called Dec. 7 and told the suspect in the case had cashed an altered cheque Aug. 9.

“Investigation revealed the accused had altered the original amount and name on the cheque before cashing it at a business (on) Great Northern Road and being paid out $3,796.41 in cash,” Sault police said in a news release Monday.

They were arrested Dec. 10 and charged with fraud under $5,000. The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 29.

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