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WORCESTER COUNTY (MA) FRAUDULENT CHECK ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY COOPERATION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT - POLICE SERVICES STUDY FACT SHEET

NCJ Number
39420
Author(s)
J P MCIVER
Date Published
Unknown
Length
6 pages
Annotation
DESCRIPTION OF A GROUP COMPOSED OF BANKERS, BUSINESSMEN, AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO FORM A COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION TO COMBAT THE PASSING OF BAD CHECKS IN WORCESTER COUNTY (MA).
Abstract
THE WORCESTER COUNTY FRAUDULENT CHECK ASSOCIATION (WCFCA) HAD BEEN IN EXISTENCE AS AN INFORMAL WORKING GROUP IN 1974 WHEN THE GROUP WAS FORMALLY ORGANIZED TO DEAL WITH A SUDDEN INFLUX OF BAD CHECKS. THE WCFCA HOLDS MONTHLY MEETINGS TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION HELPFUL TO FURTHERING THEIR GOALS OF PREVENTION AND IDENTIFICATION, APPREHENSION AND PROSECUTION, AND RESTITUTION FOR FRAUDULENT CHECKS RECEIVED BY ASSOCIATION MEMBERS. THE ASSOCIATION HAS ENJOYED SUCCESS IN IDENTIFYING CHECK PASSERS AND CURTAILING THEIR ACTIVITIES. THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON COLLECTING INFORMATION ON THE DISPOSITION OF CASES AND ADVOCATING THE IMPOSITION OF STIFFER PENALTIES FOR WRITING FRAUDULENT CHECKS....EB