The FBI Seeks Help in Identifying Suspect Linked to Taking Over Bank Accounts
|FBI San Francisco March 04, 2011|
The FBI is seeking the public's help in identifying a male suspect who takes over unsuspecting victims' bank accounts and steals their money in the Bay, Sacramento and Reno areas.
The suspect is a white male between the ages of 50 to 60; about 5 feet 9 inches tall; weighing about 140 to 160 pounds. He has a medium build and is balding with brown hair and green eyes. He is wanted in connection with a series of crimes starting in April of 2009.
In an April 2009 incident, the suspect entered a Wells Fargo bank and withdrew money from a stolen account. In that same month, the suspect was seen exiting a white or gray sports utility vehicle and entering a gold coin shop in Roseville.
The suspect was also seen during the time period of March 5 to 9, 2010. During that time, he entered several then-Wachovia (now, Wells Fargo) bank branches in San Francisco, South San Francisco and San Mateo, impersonated the victims and withdrew money from their accounts.
Bank surveillance photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle are available. Anybody with information as to the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is urged to contact the FBI. In San Francisco, the FBI can be reached at 415-553-7400. All calls are confidential.
Members of the media should call Public Affairs Specialist Julianne Sohn, FBI San Francisco at 415-553-7450.