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NCJ Number: 158718 Find in a Library
Title: Check Fraud Investigation
Author(s): B Rapp
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 167
Sponsoring Agency: Loompanics Unlimited
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Publication Number: ISBN 0-55950-065-4
Sale Source: Loompanics Unlimited
P.O. Box 1197
Port Townsend, WA 98368
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book represents an investigatory guide and practical manual for use in check fraud investigations by police officers and a source of knowledge for civilians on how police officers handle check fraud investigations.
Abstract: The book describes methods for preventing check fraud and provides a framework for improved police-community relations in the conduct of crime prevention programs. The nature of the check fraud problem is discussed, with emphasis on perpetrators and their techniques. The police response to check fraud is examined in terms of securing physical evidence, obtaining statements from victims and witnesses, and followup procedures. Specific tools used by check fraud investigators are described, including closed circuit video cameras, computers, and screening questionnaires. Banks and retailers are urged to prosecute individuals who write bad checks, since many are career criminals who earn a living by swindling other people. References and figures
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Bank fraud; Check fraud; Criminal investigation; Criminology; Fraud and abuse prevention measures; Police community relations; Police crime-prevention; Police equipment; Police policies and procedures; Retail business crimes; Retail business security
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