Detectives from the National Investigations' Fraud Section arrested and charged a man on 5 August 2008, for allegedly forging several cheques and cashing them at one of the commercial banks in Honiara.

The man was a sub-contractor and he allegedly forged his employer's signature on enclosed notes of agreement and submitted them to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, which enabled him to collect the payment for the contract.

Upon forging his employer's signature and collecting the contract payment cheques on four occasions, he withdrew a substantial amount of money for his personal use.

The case was reported to the police sometimes in February of this year. A very comprehensive investigation was then carried out by the detectives which resulted in the arrest and charging of this individual.

He was charged with four counts of Demanding Property of Forged Documentary under the Penal Code.

He appeared at the Honiara Magistrate's Court and was granted bailed on a Principle Bail of SBD $1,000.00.

He is expected to reappear at the Magistrate's court on a later date.