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Aug 30, 2010

Forged cheques cashed at credit union

Exactly one week ago we reported on a cheque scam at the La Inmaculada Credit Union and now the St. Francis Xavier Credit Union in Corozal Town has been targeted. Six fraudulent cheques were involved. Rafael Dominguez, the General Manager, reported that between July fifteenth and August sixth, six Heritage Bank—formerly Alliance Bank—cheques from an account for Cas Construction Company were deposited to a Belize Bank Account, from which cheque payments were made. The first cheque was paid to Tricia Diana Cocom for two thousand dollars. The second cheque, paid to the order of St. Francis Xavier Credit Union in the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, was deposited to Cocom’s account. Cheque number three was made out in the same amount and was paid to the credit union. Another cheque was deposited into an account for Jose Luis Lopez; that was for two thousand dollars. The fifth cheque, which was for one thousand five hundred dollars, was made out to Marcus Ifield and was deposited to Abelina Wilma Velasquez’ account. The final payment was to Yasuhir Nadir Medina, a cheque for one thousand eight hundred dollars, which was deposited to the account of Mitch Orlando Escamilla’s account. Dominguez was informed by the Belize Bank that all six cheques had bounced and he later learnt from Heritage Bank the account belonging to Cas Construction had been closed. Police are looking for Lopez and Cocom for questioning.

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4 Responses for “Forged cheques cashed at credit union”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    I’m sure DPP can convict these geniuses, I think!

  2. Concerned Citizen says:

    Its not that DPP can convict them; the Credit Union has a lot of fault. For a fact that when you go to any banking institution the tellers do a thorough check before cashing out a check.


    Convict? Happy thinking. These scam artist will walk away free and smiling. These sure are some strange surname in Belize now. There’s too many illegal people in our country.

  4. daveyt says:

    They’ll probably be recruited by the Ministry of Finance!

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