Police seek two women in bank fraud in downtown Mountain View

Women approach bank account holders, ask them to give them cash

Police are searching for two women who allegedly used fraudulent checks to scam people into withdrawing money from their bank accounts.

The black women, who according to a surveillance photo were driving a navy blue, two-door car similar to a Fiat 500, allegedly approached the first victim on Oct. 29 in a parking lot in downtown Mountain View near the Bank of America on the 400 block of Castro Street.

According to police, the women asked the victim if he could cash a check for them, saying that they were unable to withdraw funds because they were new account holders. The victim went into the bank with the two women, where he allegedly handed the money to them, police said.

The victim's bank account was later frozen because of the fraudulent check, police said.

A similar incident occurred on Nov. 15 at the Bank of America branch on the 300 block of San Antonio Road, as well as the 20000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, police said. Based on surveillance footage, police said the suspects appear to be the same in all three of the incidents.

Police are urging anyone with information on the cases to call Officer Tim Loo at 650-903-6362 or email


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Posted by Frank
a resident of another community
on Jan 16, 2016 at 8:13 am

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 16, 2016 at 9:14 am

How much money did they get? Did the bank's insurance cover the loss, or was the 3rd party victim stuck with the loss?

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