Livestock investigator says some have lost upward of $50,000 due to bad cheques
By Jade Markus, CBC Calgary
Due to last summer’s drought and winter’s supply chain issues, cattle feed is still hard to come by in Alberta — and what’s available comes at a cost.
That’s leading to a surge in scams, thefts and bad cheques related to hay and grain feed.
Cpl. Lindsey Anderson is with the Alberta RCMP livestock investigation unit, a two-person team that covers all livestock crimes across the province. She says crimes against ranchers have become more common.
“A lot of times we deal with — we call them bad cheques — where people write cheques knowing that there’s no money in that bank account,” Anderson said.
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