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Police investigate $20K account fraud



JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A SunTrust Bank employee informed police May 1 that they wanted to prosecute a man for deposit account fraud from October 2016.

The employee reported that on Oct. 25, 2016 a man deposited a $20,000 check to an account that was discovered to be fraudulent two days later. The incident occurred at an ATM on Jones Bridge Road. Before the check was confirmed to be fraudulent, $5,000 was used from the account in two separate transactions in Lawrenceville. A third transaction was attempted, but denied due to the account’s suspicious activity. A man identifying himself as the account holder called the bank Oct. 26 asking why his card was not working. A few hours later the same day, another man identifying himself as the account holder reported that his debit card was stolen. The account was officially closed in November. SunTrust gave police all relevant materials May 1 to aid in the investigation after deciding to prosecute for deposit account fraud.

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