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OPP warn of cheque scam

Members of the Rainy River District OPP would like to notify the public of a scam that has been reported in the Fort Frances area.

Unknown parties fraudulently have acquired and distributed cheques belonging to a business in Calgary.

The culprit(s) have sent the cheques to seemingly random individuals, with one being sent to a residence in Fort Frances.

Traffic stops net charges

On Sept. 20 around 6:10 p.m., two members of the Rainy River District OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Portage Avenue in response to a traffic complaint.

Officers spoke with the driver, and commenced an investigation.

As a result, a 26-year-old Fort Frances man was charged with failure to comply with a recognizance and driving while under suspension.

Three drivers nabbed

On Sept. 12 around 11:50 p.m., a member of the Rainy River OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the Town of Rainy River.

Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined he had alcohol in his body.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Rainy River OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.

Joint patrol nets charges

On Sept. 1, members of the Rainy River District OPP Marine Unit and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conducted a joint marine patrol of Rainy Lake near Fort Frances.

Officers checked many vessels and issued warnings under the Canada Shipping Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, and Ontario Fishery Regulations.