Police have two reports of fraud that have occurred in the Richmond Area Command within the last 24 hours.

A 34-year-old Ballina female has become victim of an international fraud after giving her details to an American company whilst purchasing property on the internet.

A Lismore business has had approaches from an international client claiming to be in South Africa between 10.30am last Wednesday and 1pm Monday attempting to use two credit cards to process the purchase.

The sting came when the business was asked to then transfer money from one credit card to another account to facilitate shipping costs and postage.

This action immediately alerted the businessman, who cancelled all transactions.

Police send out a warning to business owners: credit card fraud is real, it is occurring in the local area, don’t fall victim to scams of unscrupulous offenders using details via email or international phone calls.

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Police from Lismore have arrested four young persons around 3am on Tuesday morning after information received from the general public in relation to persons on premises.

Police have charged two males aged 18 and 16 and two females aged 15 and 16 with Break, Enter and Steal from a Catholic Primary School in Rhodes Street, South Lismore.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Lismore Police on 66-260599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.
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Offenders have damaged windows of a business in Bugden Avenue, Alstonville, between 1pm Sunday and 6am Monday morning.

Information to Alstonville Police on 66-280244.