River Run Country Club provided new details this week on a Davidson Police Department report about check fraud involving the club. They say the club was the victim in a case in which someone created and cashed nearly $23,000 worth of checks bearing the club’s account number at other locations.
In email messages to club members and to DavidsonNews.net, River Run officials clarified information in a public police report about the crime. The club reported the crime to Davidson police on Jan. 14.
According to the police report, someone cashed $22,988.52 in counterfeit checks beginning Dec. 17 “with the intent to defraud” River Run. The report listed River Run Country Club as the incident location. But on Wednesday, the club said the checks actually were cashed elsewhere – not at the club or its bank.
According to the club’s chief financial officer, the checks included the bank account information of River Run Country Club, but another company’s name. The fraud was uncovered when the checks cleared through the club’s bank. The bank has since returned the club’s money, and is pursuing those who cashed the checks, he said.
In a note to club members, President George Christensen provided these details that were not made public in the original police report:
- Fraudulent checks in roughly the amount reported were cashed by various banks and the funds were drawn against our Club account.
- The banks are responsible for accepting these fraudulent checks and they will absorb any losses. The police are investigating.
- We have closed the account that was “attacked” and believe that our assets are again safe, secure and adequately controlled.
Mr. Christensen sent an email to members this week after he received questions about our Jan. 27 police blotter item on the case. We’ve since updated that item with the new information.