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NCJ Number: 39420 Find in a Library
Title: WORCESTER COUNTY (MA) FRAUDULENT CHECK ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY COOPERATION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT - POLICE SERVICES STUDY FACT SHEET
Author(s): J P MCIVER
Corporate Author: Indiana University
Dept of Political Science
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: G1-43949
Publication Number: F-9
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF A GROUP COMPOSED OF BANKERS, BUSINESSMEN, AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO FORM A COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION TO COMBAT THE PASSING OF BAD CHECKS IN WORCESTER COUNTY (MA).
Abstract: THE WORCESTER COUNTY FRAUDULENT CHECK ASSOCIATION (WCFCA) HAD BEEN IN EXISTENCE AS AN INFORMAL WORKING GROUP IN 1974 WHEN THE GROUP WAS FORMALLY ORGANIZED TO DEAL WITH A SUDDEN INFLUX OF BAD CHECKS. THE WCFCA HOLDS MONTHLY MEETINGS TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION HELPFUL TO FURTHERING THEIR GOALS OF PREVENTION AND IDENTIFICATION, APPREHENSION AND PROSECUTION, AND RESTITUTION FOR FRAUDULENT CHECKS RECEIVED BY ASSOCIATION MEMBERS. THE ASSOCIATION HAS ENJOYED SUCCESS IN IDENTIFYING CHECK PASSERS AND CURTAILING THEIR ACTIVITIES. THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON COLLECTING INFORMATION ON THE DISPOSITION OF CASES AND ADVOCATING THE IMPOSITION OF STIFFER PENALTIES FOR WRITING FRAUDULENT CHECKS....EB
Index Term(s): Business security; Check fraud; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Massachusetts; Police community relations
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