Fake cheque fraudster makes off with �30,000 vehicle in Chulmleigh

CAR dealers and businesses in North Devon have been warned to be vigilant after an offender managed to buy a �30,000 Range Rover and trailer using a fake bankers draft. The incident took place in Chulmleigh on April 20 and a similar one is being investiga

CAR dealers and businesses in North Devon have been warned to be vigilant after an offender managed to buy a �30,000 Range Rover and trailer using a fake bankers draft.

The incident took place in Chulmleigh on April 20 and a similar one is being investigated by Avon and Somerset Police too.

Police said in both cases the buyer described himself as a retried doctor and spoke to the vehicle dealer in advance by phone, before sending "an employee" to the garage to purchase the vehicle with a fake cheque.

The Range Rover from Chulmleigh was later found in Wiltshire, police said.


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Anyone who has any concerns or suspicions about someone attempting to pay for goods with a bankers draft is asked to call police on 08452 777444, quoting crime reference CS/10/194.

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