Police send out a warning to business houses to ascertain the identification of persons presenting cheques to purchase products.

A business in Molesworth Street, Lismore, was the target of a fraud where a fraudulent cheque was tendered during a purchase last Saturday at 10am.

A business in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, was also victim of cheque fraud after receiving a cheque around 10am last Sunday.

Both businesses were alerted to fraud by their respective banks on Wednesday.

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Offenders have targeted a rural premises on Old Tenterfield Road, Whiporie, between 2.20pm and .245pm on Wednesday afternoon.

After forcing entry offenders have stolen a Stihl farm boss chain saw, small portable compressor, Makita angle grinder 7 inch, GE electric drill with double length drill, Bosch electric drill, Makita 4 inch angle driver with portable disc for sharpening circular saws and a chisel set.
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Police and Fire Brigade have attended premises on Ballina Road, Goonellabah, around midnight where a 1977 Ford Utility was completely destroyed by fire.

Investigations are still continuing.

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A 13-year-old Ballina girl became a victim of an internet fraud after trying to purchase a mobile phone on 8th August on line for a “buy now” price.

After lodging money into the alleged offenders account, the phone was not delivered.

Purchasers need to use safe, approved, secure financial systems when purchasing goods on-line.