Police: Woman used stolen bank information to get $16K in money orders

(Photos: Portsmouth police)
(Photos: Portsmouth police)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are looking to identify a woman who used someone else’s banking information to fraudulently buy thousands of dollars in money orders.

Detectives say that between July 29 and July 30, the woman went to multiple Harris Teeter stores throughout Hampton Roads and used the stolen banking information to get money orders totaling over $16,000.

The victim wasn’t aware of the charges for several days, because the money was fraudulently transferred from a savings account into his checking account when the transactions were made.

Police believe the woman is driving a red sedan.

If you recognize this woman or know anything about these incidents, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.