Forum staff reports, Published October 09 2009
Police seeking help in West Acres fraud cases
At least four businesses were scammed by the fake payments, with a charge of $12,000 on a single card in one case and about $15,000 in total losses found so far, said Sgt. Ross Renner.
Renner said those who pass off fraudulent cards and checks often operate as a group and travel frequently, hitting an area quickly before moving on.
“Nine times out of 10, we don’t get anything. They’re just gone,” he said.
Police have released a photo of a female suspect taken from a security video in hopes that someone in the area had contact with her. Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Fargo police at (701) 241-1405.