Utah Police: $24,000 Taken in Financial Institution Fraud Cases
Police in Clearfield, Utah are trying to identify a woman who allegedly stole around $24,000 from several Northern Utah financial institutions including $14,000 from one member’s accounts at the Ogden, Utah-based America First Credit Union, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
The suspect, whom one of the financial institutions caught on video with a branch security camera, allegedly used a stolen bank card and drivers license to withdraw $14,000 from one victim’s accounts at two Utah branches of the $5.2 billion, 544,000-member America First CU in Clearfield and Layton, Utah, the paper said.
The latest credit union fraud case comes just a week after police in the Portland, Ore. suburb of Beaverton announced they had taken about 50 cases related to the card data breach at retail craft chain Michaels and released photos of several suspects shot by surveillance cameras at local banks. Beaverton police are working to identify and locate the suspects, they said.
The Utah crime also follows a massive debit card fraud breach in Northeast Ohio that affected about half a dozen credit unions and reportedly compromised tens of thousands of accounts.
The Utah case is not apparently connected to the Ohio, Oregon and Michaels cases.