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LOCAL business operators are being warned against a cheque fraud scam operating in the Gladstone region.

Police are investigating reports of two men having obtained a substantial sum of money from local businesses in the past week.

The two men are reportedly posing as business representatives, handing over fraudulent international cheques to purchase food.

Gladstone Police Sergeant Mal Nichols said it is believed on all occasions the men have specifically targeted businesses with junior staff members.

Sgt Nichols said the men are reportedly requesting they pay for goods with false 'pay' cheques with the remainder of the cheque be given in cash.

Similar cheque fraud offences have been reported in Rockhampton and Maroochydore.

The first offender is described as 180 centimetres, aged in his early 30s, having brown eyes and hair, a European complexion and of proportionate build.

The second offender is a 175cm Caucasian male with a fair complexion and blonde/grey hair wearing glasses.



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