Man accused of defrauding Augusta bank


A SunTrust bank in Augusta says a Tennessee man using a Korean passport opened an account, deposited fraudulent checks, then used a debit card to purchase about $43,000 worth of items and services.

The bank turned over evidence to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and filed a criminal complaint against Dol K Gu, of Antioch, Tenn., who opened a checking account at SunTrust at 801 Broad St. on June 18. During the next four months, the bank alleges, Gu made fraudulent deposits and transactions on the account at SunTrust banks in Evans, Duluth, Ga., and Mauldin and Greenville, S.C., according to an incident report.

An investigation by a SunTrust security manager found that Gu deposited checks using three aliases with matching passports, according to the report. A check for $1,950 deposited Oct. 18 was void because of insufficient funds.