Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for three people suspected of obtaining bank account information of unsuspecting victims and using that information to commit fraud.
The suspects allegedly use the information to make, deposit and cash counterfeit checks. The scheme is called “account takeovers,” investigators say.
Police say the suspects also have pretended to be the lawful account holder and have called banks to request that the transactions be allowed to go through.
A CMPD financial crimes investigator said he’s unsure how the suspects obtained the victims’ information. He said he’s also unsure whether the three are working together or whether they live in Charlotte.
So far, two known accounts have been compromised.
CMPD is asking the public for help. Call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.