SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here is one of six retailers testing a loss-prevention system designed to counter payroll check-cashing fraud. The software application links the retailers to a universal negative check file, and directs associates, in real time, to accept or decline checks. Besides Hannaford, retailers reportedly testing the application include Harris Teeter, Charlotte, N.C.; Bi-Lo, Mauldin, S.C.; Bashas' Markets, Chandler, Ariz.; Haggen Inc., Bellingham, Wash.; and ...

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