SPRINGFIELD - A shopping spree of sorts ended Monday for three Seattle women when police accused them of using counterfeit traveler's checks
to steal several thousand dollars from various retail stores in Western Oregon.
The woman said she received five traveler's checks
, each made out for $925, totaling $4,625.
If you have any questions or doubts about accepting a traveler's check
, call the issuer's customer service department.
One traveler's check
issuer is responsible for the recent arrests of a group of twenty individuals on the East Coast.
Whether it's a traveler's check
, money order, or credit card, the bottom line is that we sell it to the public as a product, but it's really money.
Police said Lisa Ann Notto, 35, tried to pass a counterfeit $50 traveler's check
at Coco's Restaurant on Los Angeles Avenue about 2:10 p.
and foreign traveler's checks
, wire transfers and foreign drafts and investment and credit products.
were charged with receiving stolen property worth more than $250, uttering a false document, distributing counterfeit merchandise, attempting to commit a crime (larceny), larceny under $250, conspiracy, and forgery of traveler's checks
The funds were carried by hand back to Saudi Arabia, the traveler's checks
cashed at the Al Raji Bank and the money disappeared, presumably to be smuggled into Chechnya.
A travel agent selling traveler's checks
, a grocery store offering check cashing and a convenience store selling money orders, for example, would be considered MSBs.
are also a hot item in the Antelope Valley since they can be printed on home computer systems.
Currency exchange businesses, which include check cashers, money transmitters, and sellers of money orders and traveler's checks
will be required to register with the government by December 31, 2001.