NEWS BULLETIN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 18, 2020.
From: Rusty D. Jardine, Esq. General Manager
Fraudulent Check Scheme
The District has received recent notice from multiple persons in other states informing us that they had received checks, appearing to have been drawn upon a District account, as payment for equipment sales that they knew nothing about! The scheme is a fraud. While the District enjoys protections against losses that may be incurred through such criminality, special care must be taken by those that may be pulled into a scheme of this nature and become unjustly enriched by negotiating a fraudulent instrument.
The matter has been referred to the Churchill County Sheriff’s Department for criminal investigation.
Anyone having information regarding the matter may contact Mike Adams, District Security Agent, at 775-423-2141 or the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office at 775-423-3116. Please reference Case #. C2000905
If you are a victim, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftc.gov
In your complaint, please reference Case Number: 116405965