PADBID warns of fraudulent cheques

The Prince Albert Downtown Business Improvement District (PADBID) is warning businesses that a lady has been using PADBID cheques in downtown stores.

According to an email sent late Friday, Conexus has confirmed three cheques have been cashed between Dec. 18, 2016 and Jan. 17, 2017.

About 1,000 PADBID cheques have gone missing.

PADBID is unsure whether the cheques went missing before or during their December office relocation.

The organization is advising businesses to be diligent in not accepting third party cheques.

According to PADBID, police are investigating and have issued a warrant for a known individual involved.

The Credit Union is putting into effect special measures on PADBID cheque clearing.

PADBID is asking anyone who has been defrauded to contact city police, as well as PADBID and the Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce.