Woman loses at least $5K in bank scam

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A woman lost at least $5,000 after deputies said a suspect cashed a check from the woman’s bank account.

The woman told deputies she thinks the checks were taken from her apartment in the last few weeks, reports show. The woman said she regularly has a housekeeper, rug cleaner and contractors in and out of her home.

Deputies spoke with the woman by phone about 8:30 a.m. Monday. The woman said her personal banker at CBC National Bank called and told her about fraud being committed on her checking account.

The banker told the woman that two checks with an unknown signature were written and presented to be cashed, reports show. The first check, in the amount of $5,000, was made payable to Tiffany Buckins and cashed on June 19.

The second check, in the amount of $6,800, was made payable to Alize Buckner. The check was taken to the PNC Bank at the Indian River Mall June 21 to be cashed, but was declined, reports show.

The woman told deputies she did not know Buckins or Buckner. The banker closed the woman’s account and advised her to file a police report.

No further details about the incidents were available.




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