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Resource ID: #5687
Subject: Fraud
Source: Star (Kansas City, Mo.)



Kansas City Star examines the increasing number of firms that cash checks and then hold them before submitting the checks to a bank; finds local firms charge fees which equal as much as 900 percent annual interest; also finds many of the firms are linked to organized crime, and they prey on the poor and uneducated, October 1988-January 1989.

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