CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – Officials are warning the public of a recent check scam impacting the Cape May County area.READ MORE: 'Can't Restart On A Dime': Opening Night Won't Happen Overnight For Philadelphia Theatre Company As Restrictions To Be Lifted
Detectives say multiple businesses in the county have received fraudulent checks for items they are selling.READ MORE: Federal Agents Descend On Hindu Temple In Robbinsville After Lawsuit Alleges Human Trafficking, Forced Labor
The checks are written for a sum larger than the amount requested for the item and tend to be written from a large business or municipal accounts.
Cape May County officials say businesses in the area should check their operating accounts for any transactions which appear to be fraudulent.MORE NEWS: Maple Shade Volunteer Fire Department Unexpectedly Shut Down
Anyone with information on this scam should contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135 or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-465-2800.