An increasingly large problem for law enforcement of Williston comes from a small piece of paper.
Check fraud is a growing concern and police are warning citizens to be more cautious.
Law enforcement suggests making sure to know when your checks will be arriving in the mail and to get mail as often as possible.
Locking your vehicles and homes if checkbooks are inside is preventative safety precaution.
Police want the citizens of Williston to be aware of the situation in order to better protect themselves from fraud.
(Amy Nickoloff, Detective, Williston Police Department) "We want the citizens to be aware that it is happening and to be checking their mail. Make sure that they are not leaving check blanks or checkbooks out in their vehicles also. We are seeing a rise, in the numbers. Suspects getting into cars, taking out checks, getting into mailboxes. So we want to make sure they are aware of what's happening and take the precautions."
The penalty for check fraud carries a minimum of five years in jail and/or a five thousand dollar fine.