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Geauga CU warns members of counterfeit checks
BURTON, Ohio (12/20/12)--A small credit union in Ohio has alerted its members that it is the target of a teller check scam involving more than $10,000 in counterfeit checks.

Geauga CU, a $34 million asset credit union in Burton, Ohio, told the Ohio Credit Union League that it has notified its members of the check scam.

One check, totaling $3,800 and appearing to be from the credit union, includes fraudulently obtained account numbers and was processed in New Jersey, the league said.

The check appeared to come from a company called Southeastern Canopy in Shelby, Ala. The fraudsters who created the counterfeit checks obtained a copy of the credit union CEO's signature and they included it on the checks.

The credit union's website instructed members to contact 800-333-5971 to confirm the validity of any checks in question.


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