Thursday, June 18, 2009
Bank Scamming Update
The U-S Secret Service is now involved in the investigation of a series of bank fraud cases that have been plaguing the Cookeville area and, reportedly, the entire state of Tennessee. Officials say one of the more recent incidents in Cookeville involved the business account of a local flower store. The victim says she does not know how someone could have gotten her debit card information or pin number, but says there were at least two withdrawals, totaling more than $500 -- one at an ATM in Nashville; the other in Trousdale County. Police say bank surveillance photos indicate that both men and women appear to be involved in the scam and they suggest that everyone double-check their bank statements to make sure that there have been no unauthorized withdrawals.