US supermarket chain Hebert's Supermarkets has introduced Paycheck Secure, a biometric check cashing service from payments firm Pay By Touch, at all three of its Louisiana locations.

Paycheck Secure, which is powered by Pay By Touch, uses a finger scan to authenticate customers’ identities to cash payroll or government checks. In order to sign up for the service, consumers provide photo ID, two finger scans, and have a digital photo taken in the store. Once enrolled, they can quickly and securely cash checks at any Hebert’s store.

Paycheck Secure first was implemented in the Hebert’s of Henderson store in March 2006 and the retailer has now expanded the service to Hebert’s Supermarket and Hebert’s Superette, both of which are located in downtown Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

This is the best check cashing system we have had yet, said Ken Mouton, general manager of Hebert’s Supermarkets. It made sense to expand the service not only to provide more convenience for our customers, but also to help prevent check fraud across all of our stores.