Fake account costs Milton couple

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MILTON, Ga. – An 18-year-old man is suspected in stealing $1,400 from a bank account he opened in a Milton couple’s name.

The victims, who live on Petersford Way, told police they were contacted May 1 by their bank, SunTrust, that someone had opened a savings account in April in the husband’s name. This person transferred $100 into the bogus saving account from the couple’s checking account and then proceeded to transfer an additional $1,350.

A check of the address and driver’s license on the person who opened the account turned up an 18-year-old man from Columbus.

MH 05-14-14

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