Bounced cheques a concern
Cheques from as low as $10 to as high as $600 000 are being bounced indiscriminately across Barbados.
Yesterday, this shocking reality was revealed by station sargeant in charge of the Fraud Squad department of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Mark White, as he spoke to the Press during the opening ceremony of a seminar on white collar crime, at the Law Faculty of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus.
“We find that gas stations have been hard hit but I believe it is because of the small amounts. Some people would write a cheque for $10, $15 . . . . A lot of people don’t know that you can report these matters to the police, so they would keep them . . . ,” he said.
White said his department has also urged victims of bounced cheques to use the services of baliffs and debt collectors to recover their funds.