Man poses as officer, takes off with $18K

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 7:37 AM
Last updated 3:24 PM
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Savannah-Chatham police were looking Monday for a man accused of impersonating a police officer and bilking an 84-year-old woman out of $18,000 earlier this month.

Veda Lamar Nichols, a metro police spokeswoman, said the man allegedly told the woman he was an officer investigating fraud on her bank account.

Within 45 minutes on Nov. 17, the man took the woman to two Bank of America branches in Savannah and withdrew $9,000 at each, Nichols said.

On Monday, police released a security photo of a man believed to be involved in the scheme.

Nichols said police believe a second man involved in the scheme defrauded the woman of another $1,000 on Nov. 13.

Charges were pending and the investigation was ongoing, she added.

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devontaekelly
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devontaekelly 12/02/09 - 10:00 am
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People who prey on old folks

People who prey on old folks need to be shot with no mercy!

bankgirl
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bankgirl 12/02/09 - 10:03 am
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that little old needs a new

that little old needs a new bank.. the teller should have been asking why are you taking this much out your account.. how do you know this guy.. stuff like that.. and when they couldn't get clear answers she should have stalled and called the cops..

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pommom38 12/02/09 - 10:19 am
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I was thinking the same thing

I was thinking the same thing bankgirl! Most banks do a check and ask questions anytime you withdraw large amounts of money. What's even more odd, is that she went to TWO?? And oh, withdrew the SAME amount?? Come on..
I surely hope they catch this piece of scum..

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ustabe 12/02/09 - 10:19 am
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Bankgirl - I agree. A

Bankgirl - I agree. A withdrawal of $9000 should raise red flags. I hope the bank cameras were able to get a good image of the scammer.

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Rolling Eyes 12/02/09 - 12:08 pm
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How could a person do such a

How could a person do such a thing and then live with themselves? Let's hope that they are caught quickly and and all the money is returned.

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corgimom 12/02/09 - 03:29 pm
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It's not against the law to

It's not against the law to withdraw your own money out of a bank. I pity the fool that would ask me why I was withdrawing MY MONEY.

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