ROP busts cheque fraud racket

Muscat: The Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigation busted a criminal gang involved in money fraud through forged bank cheques.

They withdrew money estimated to be over RO200,000 using forged cheques.

ROP said that the investigation resulted in the arrest of members of the gang who forged cheques from abroad to be disbursed through local banks here.

ROP added that a set of cheques was seized from the accused. ROP called upon all citizens and residents to beware of such criminal acts and to exercise caution when conducting banking transactions.