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Sheriff’s Detectives Seeking Public Help in Identifying Two Alleged Bank Fraudsters

| March 29, 2016

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The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying these two men, who are alleged to have fraudulently used ATM cards at SunTruist banks (right) and Bank of America.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men alleged to have fraudulently withdrawn money from two banks in several local transactions resulting in the combined alleged theft of nearly $8,000. The men are not working in concert.

One man, white, older middle-aged, with salt and pepper hair and a beard just past the stubble stage, is accused of making two fraudulent withdrawals from SunTrust bank on Flagler Plaza Drive in Palm Coast, for more than $7,300.

The man entered SunTrust on Feb. 12, 2016, at 9:36 a.m., and withdrew $2,800 from an account that turned out to belong to a man in Smyrna, Ga. The same suspect made a second withdrawal at the same branch, using the same teller, for $4,575.75. The Georgia resident reported the fraud case to SunTrust and has been reimbursed.

Now SunTrust hopes someone locally can identify the man, shown in the surveillance photo above.

If you have any information about this suspect, you are asked to contact Detective Joe Costello at (386) 586-4897 or by email at regarding Case # 16-26164.

The Sheriff’s Office also needs your help to identify a person wanted for using a bank customer’s debit card on March 1 at the Bank of America’s exterior ATM at 2 Old Kings Road in Palm Coast. The man is black, youthful, with short dreadlocks.

The account owner told Flagler County sheriff’s detectives that someone had used his debit card to withdraw $500 in three separate transactions, resulting in his checking account being overdrawn. The victim told detectives he is the only person with access to his account. He has filed a fraud report with Bank of America, said he was reimbursed for the money taken from his account, and he has secured a new debit card.

If you know this suspect, you are asked to contact Deputy Diego Gonzalez at (386) 313-4911 or by email at regarding Case #16-19772.

Alternately, tipsters can always remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of North East Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS). They are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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