Prosecutor Advises Public of a Recent Fraudulent Check Scam

July 20, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland would like to advise the public of a recent Fraudulent Check Scam impacting the Cape May County area.

During the month of July, Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as members of multiple municipal police departments throughout the county, have received complaints of fraudulent checks attempting to be cashed from legitimate business accounts. Multiple vendors have received fraudulent checks from unknown individuals in an attempt to purchase items they are selling. These checks are written for a sum larger than the amount requested for the item and tend to be written from a large business or municipal accounts.

Prosecutor Sutherland would like to warn the public to practice extreme caution when conducting all business transactions. He would also suggest businesses in the area routinely check their operating accounts for any transactions which appear to be fraudulent. Furthermore, he would like to warn vendors to practice caution when receiving checks from sources who would not normally purchase an item they are selling.

Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone who has information concerning this investigation or any illegal activity within the community to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135 or
report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-465-2800.