A polish worker living in Wisbech is warning others to be on their guard after cheques sent to his old address were cashed by an unknown person.
The worker, who has asked to remain anonymous, came to the Citizen after £543 of his hard-earned wages went missing.
The 28 year-old, who has a wife aged 25 and a three week-old daughter to support, said two cheques were cashed, one for £191 and another for £352.
They had been posted to his old address in Peterborough and never reached him.
He told the Citizen the money is needed for rent , general living costs and provisions for the new baby.
He is concerned how the cheques managed to get cashed in the first place, explaining he has to show an identity card to cash them.
His agency employers have been able to trace the cheques and he knows one was taken to a bank.
He is hoping the agency will give him the money if it can be proved as fraud.
Police have been informed and the worker has been advised to report the matter to Action Fraud.
“I am worried this might happen to someone else. Everyone has to work. I need the money for my family,” he said.