When Gwinnett County police asked for the public’s help to identify a woman who used a fake driver’s license to make a large bank withdrawal, she was already sitting in the county jail.
Investigators said multiple tips came in after they released photos of the woman last week. The woman, later identified as Brenda Scullark, 55, of New York, was wanted in connection with a July 17 fraud incident at a SunTrust bank near Lawrenceville.
Scullark was arrested on unrelated fraud charges one day after she allegedly walked into the bank on Club Drive and used a fake North Carolina ID to take out $2,500 cash.
The forged driver’s license had the customer’s information but Scullark’s photo, according to police.
“The victim noticed the unauthorized withdrawal on her account and called her bank to report the fraud,” Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said.
After getting the funds from the Club Drive location, police said Scullark tried again at a branch on Five Forks Trickum Road and was not successful.
According to a police report obtained by AJC.com, Scullark was arrested July 18 after trying to use a fake ID a third time at a Wells Fargo branch in Peachtree Corners. She allegedly tried to cash a $3,000 check, but the bank teller recognized it as fraudulent.
In addition to the prior charges of identity theft, forgery and giving a false name to police, Scullark was charged with another count of identity theft in the incident at SunTrust.
She is being held in the Gwinnett County jail in lieu of $12,900 bond.
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