KROGER ADDS BIOMETRIC TO CASH CHECK, CHECK FRAUD

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here is rolling out biometric check-cashing machines to 50 stores in its Texas market in an effort to combat check fraud while providing a service to customers without bank accounts, according to a source familiar with the situation.The check-cashing machine captures a digital image of the customer during the enrollment process and stores the photo. This stored digital image

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here is rolling out biometric check-cashing machines to 50 stores in its Texas market in an effort to combat check fraud while providing a service to customers without bank accounts, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The check-cashing machine captures a digital image of the customer during the enrollment process and stores the photo. This stored digital image is then compared to the customer's image captured at the time of a transaction.

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