Devils Lake Police say a local man was the victim of a fraud scheme this week.

Devils Lake Police say a local man was the victim of a fraud scheme this week.

Police say a scammer somehow got hold of the man’s bank  account information and then used it to create a counterfeit check.

Police say the scam artist then used the fake check to remove more than $500 dollars from the man’s account.

Police say the incident should serve as a reminder to residents to keep a close watch on their bank accounts for any unauthorized charges.