AMI cheque theft

ALEXIA JOHNSTON
Last updated 05:00 07/03/2014

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Timaru police have arrested a man they believe fraudulently used cheques, totalling more than $1000, intended for AMI Insurance.

The two cheques are thought to have been inside a mailbag that was stolen from outside the AMI office in Sophia St on February 19. One cheque was valued at $376 and the other was for $647.

Sergeant Dave Hinde urged anyone who had posted a cheque to AMI Insurance in Timaru in the past two weeks to contact police.

"We need people to check their accounts to see if AMI have cashed them, or someone else has."

Police have charged a 42-year-old Timaru man with two separate counts of using a document. Mr Hinde said if the man was found to have cashed more cheques, further charges would be laid. The man is due to appear in court on April 1.

People who find their cheques to AMI Insurance have been misused should contact Constable Tyson Martin at the Timaru police station on 6879808.

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- The Timaru Herald

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