BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here is adding an outside check-authorization service to its fraud-detection arsenal. In addition to querying its own internal database to see if a customer has written a bad check, the system will enable Albertson's to access a check writer's history with other retailers. The system will also perform a risk-management analysis to predict the probability that the check will be good based on certain criteria and history. The move to on-line check authorization ...

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