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OSHA check scammer swindles thousands

February 16, 2010
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ST. PAUL, MNMinnesota authorities are notifying businesses that paid Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines in 2009 that they may have been victims of a check-fraud scam by a state employee, according to SafetyNewsAlert.
According to the story, Terri Lynn Brennan was arrested for allegedly gathering account information from OSHA fine payment checks and using it to create counterfeit checks and cash them.

Authorities say that while 759 businesses paid OSHA fines in 2009, so far only a handful of companies have been found victims of the scam, with a total loss of a few thousand dollars, the story stated.

Because of the scam, officials have since changed the rules on the handling and storing of OSHA fine checks, and authorities believe Brennan acted alone in the scam, the story added.

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