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Public alert on stolen cheques

Ropate Valemei
Thursday, February 21, 2013

BUSINESS and retail outlets are still accepting stolen cheques from the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji despite several public notices advising people against its issuance and acceptance.

In a statement, BAF said the cheque numbers from 002855 to 003000 were stolen from their headquarters in Suva last year.

The authority said the cheques were reported stolen on July 9 last year. It was later discovered being used to pay for goods and services in the Western and Central divisions.

"BAF would like to reiterate its advice to business and retail outlets that the issue and acceptance of the cheques numbered within the above sequences are invalid.

"As such BAF will not accept any liability for any goods and services provided through the presentation of the above cheques or provided without a purchase order from BAF. We would like to also advise all business and service providers to only act upon the receipt of an official purchase order signed by an authorised officer from BAF."

All payments for the above mentioned cheques have been stopped by BAF from its bank.

The public can contact the authority's Finance Department on 3312512 or 9957750 for queries on the above issue.


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