Authorities are trying to identify this man in connection with a fraudulent $300,000 bank transfer. (Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department)

Man received illegal $300K bank deposit, police say

Gwinnett County police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of receiving a fraudulent $300,000 transfer to a bank.

A man giving false information opened two fraudulent accounts May 12 at the Wells Fargo bank at 5405 Jimmy Carter Boulevard in unincorporated Norcross, Cpl. Michele Pihera said.

On June 2, one of the accounts received a wire transfer for more than $300,000 and the man withdrew more than $95,000, according to police.

“After the initial withdrawal, Wells Fargo got a message from the wire transfer company telling them that the money was unlawfully transferred,” Pihera said.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call police at 770-513-5300.

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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