Thursday, September 23, 2010
Police And Bank Investigating Debit Card Thief
Cookeville police are working with a local bank to identify a debit card thief. The victim told police that she lost her card after using it to pay for some gas back on September 7th. By four o'clock the next day, nearly three hundred dollars had been drained from her account at various ATMs around town. Two of the withdrawals took place about a minute apart at Jackson Bank and Trust on West Jackson Street. The other two were reported at separate branches of Regions Bank on South Willow Avenue. Police say the woman was unsure initially if she had lost the card or it had been stolen, but says that she has now cancelled the account and is working with bank officials to prosecute the person who gained unauthorized access.