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Clear photo shows man accused of stealing more than $6K in ‘card cracking’ scam

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 14:22:26-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of stealing more than $6,000 in a “card cracking” scam.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, card crackers gain access to a victim’s bank account. Once they do, “they deposit multiple checks – usually remotely – and then make quick ATM or money order withdrawals. The goal is to get the cash in hand before the bank figures out the checks are phony.”

Police say the suspect is accused of depositing counterfeit checks into an Atlantic Union Bank account on December 26 and 28.

He is then accused of depositing several checks at multiple branches throughout the Richmond metro area.

In total, he accused of stealing more than $6,000.

Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Williams at (804) 646-1007 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.