Business operators are being asked to practice due diligence when dealing with sales involving cheques.
This follows a case whereby three men purporting to be businessmen, allegedly obtained assorted goods amounting to thousands of dollars from various companies in Suva after issuing bogus cheques.
The incident occurred during the month of June 2012 and early July.
All three accused face multiple charges of obtaining good by deception, obtaining financial advantage by deception and dishonestly causing a loss.
The three appeared before the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday and are currently remanded till the 1st of August.
It is alleged that the three systemically placed orders through phone and request for delivery to be made at a certain location.
However it is alleged that they intercepted the delivery after directing the driver elsewhere.
Investigations went on to reveal that the group obtained the goods after issuing bogus cheques for which the account is closed and no funds are available. The products were later sold to other business operators.
The Fiji Police Force would like to reiterate the need for business operators to be vigilant when dealing with cheques.