Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Financial Crimes Section are continuing to investigate numerous incidents of bank fraud by several suspects that occurred between November 2008 and as recent as April 2009. Detectives are now releasing a surveillance photograph of one of those suspects. # # #
Contact: Media Services Division Phone: 240.773.5030
Through the course of the investigation it was learned that a group of suspects were working together to defraud nine separate banks throughout the Washington D.C. metro area. One suspect has been linked to all of these fraudulent transactions and is known to use fake El Salvadorian passports and numerous aliases to open fraudulent bank accounts. He is then writing several bad checks on the newly open accounts. Detectives have obtained a surveillance photograph of this suspect.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’4” to 5’6” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with short black hair.
This group is responsible for stealing over $50,000 in funds, and detectives believe there could be even more banks being victimized. Other members of this group have a similar practice of using fake El Salvadorian passports with aliases as forms of identification to open fraudulent bank accounts.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330 or the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.