Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man responsible for opening a fraudulent bank account and depositing a counterfeit check earlier this year. On Tuesday, January 12, around 2:40 p.m., a man visited the SunTrust Bank, located at 5821 Crossroads Center in the Baileys Crossroads area, and requested to open a business account. Bank employees opened the account for the man and as requested, deposited a check into the new account. Over the coming days, the man withdrew funds from that deposit before the bank was able to determine the check was counterfeit. The loss to the bank was more than $30,000. The bank reported the incident to police and an investigation began on Tuesday, September 22.
The suspect presented a fraudulent driver’s license from Tennessee when he opened the account. Detectives believe this fraud may be linked to other fraud cases in outside jurisdictions and that there may be other suspects involved. Surveillance photos captured the suspect when he was inside the bank. Detectives are hopeful someone will recognize the man in these photos.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers. Tipsters may submit a tip electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).
A $100 to $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest and indictment. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court. Find us on Facebook!