Cops: Man transfers $50K from someone else’s account at Gwinnett bank

Gwinnett County police are trying to identify a man who fraudulently transferred $50,000 from another person’s bank account and took out almost half of that money.

The man went to a SunTrust Bank branch in Duluth on June 29, identified himself as a South Carolina man and transferred the money from one bank account to another. He obtained a cashier’s check, made out to a woman, for more than $15,000, and withdrew $6,500 cash from the newly transferred funds, according to a police report. 

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One bank account involved in the transaction was closed the same day the transaction was made. The other was closed  on Aug. 19. The woman cashed the check, but police are unsure if she is a suspect or also a victim, according to the report. The victim’s $50,000 was refunded by the bank, but because of the withdrawals, SunTrust lost nearly $22,000 from the fraudulent transaction, police said. 

Anyone with information on this case or about the suspect is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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Police are still searching for the driver

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