Check fraud ring steals more than $10k from credit union

Photo provided by Portsmouth Police
Photo provided by Portsmouth Police

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth detectives have identified one of several women caught on ATM video, who are suspected in a check fraud ring investigation.

Detective Misty Holley said between August 26, 2012 and December 20, 2012, more than ten Navy Federal Credit Union accounts were compromised by what appears to be three female suspects.

ATM video at several Navy Federal Credit Union locations captured the suspects depositing fraudulent checks of up to $700 into ATMs using stolen debit card and PIN numbers. After the deposits, the suspects would immediately withdraw $200 or more from the same ATM, and sometimes return to the ATM after midnight and make another withdrawal from the same account.

“The total loss to Navy Federal Credit Union as a result of these fraudulent ATM transactions is more than $10,000.00,” Holley said.

After WAVY News aired a report about the crimes Thursday, Holley said detectives received tips that helped them identify one female suspect.

If you recognize the women pictured in the surveillance photos below, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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