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Reward offered after police release surveillance images in ATM fraud investigation

Surveillance image (Photo Source: Charleston Police) Surveillance image (Photo Source: Charleston Police)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of people responsible for several instances of fraudulent withdrawals from bank accounts over a period of three days.

Charleston Police released surveillance stills Friday showing people withdrawing money from multiple victims' bank accounts; those victims reported the fraudulent withdrawals after being notified by their banks about the missing money.

MOBILE USERS: Click here for the gallery of surveillance images.

In one case, a woman told police she had gone withdraw money from her account after having made a deposit, only to have the ATM notify her she had reached her withdrawal limit on her checking account, a police report states. That victim told police she sound multiple unauthorized transactions in the amount of $483.

A second victim told police she was notified by her bank she had a zero balance in her checking account and then found two unauthorized ATM withdrawals in the amounts of $480 and $483, the report states. She still had her ATM card with her and said it had never been lost or stolen.

A third victim stated she discovered her account had a zero balance and found a pair of transactions she did not recognize in the amounts of $483 and $250 and likewise had her debit cards physically in her possession, police say.

She told police she went to her credit union and was told this same thing had happened to multiple victims.

A fourth incident report stated a victim reported two unauthorized ATM withdrawals for $480 and $483. A fifth report showed a victim reported two unauthorized ATM withdrawals and that both were for $483.

All of the withdrawals reported occurred between Saturday and Monday, police say.

Anyone with information on the identity of the people in the surveillance stills should contact Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at (843) 743-7200 and ask for the on-call detective or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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