$4,000 Bank Swindling Leads to Woman's Arrest

$4,000 Bank Swindling Leads to Woman's Arrest
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:48am

A woman suspected of swindling a local bank out of nearly $4,000 in less than a week has been charged with multiple counts of fraud.

Nancy Garcia, 25, of Las Cruces is charged with 10 counts of fraud by issuing worthless check.

Detectives learned that Garcia opened a business checking account at Citizens Bank of Las Cruces on April 5, 2012, and within a week deposited five checks from her personal account at a local credit union. During the same time period, Garcia withdrew cash from the newly-opened Citizens Bank account or cashed temporary checks written on the account totaling $3,985.60.

Citizens Bank was then notified that Garcia had the credit union stop payment on the checks she had deposited. Citizens Bank notified Garcia that she needed to reimburse the bank but she allegedly said that she was too busy to take care of the matter.

Garcia was arrested Wednesday and is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center.


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