Photo of Suspect Responsible for Allegedly Stealing $47K from ATMs Released; Public’s Help Sought

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) have released the photo of a person suspected to be responsible for multiple acts of fraud and are seeking the public’s help in possibly identifying the subject.

wescom suspectAccording to LBPD, the pictured subject—whose gender remains unidentified—has stolen some $47,000 in cash from various ATMs across the city. Having begun in September of 2011, the suspect deposits fraudulent checks into a victim’s account and then uses a stolen card to withdraw the funds before the check is cleared.

Anyone who recognizes the subject in this photograph or has information regarding this crime is urged to call Forgery/Fraud Detective Corey Austin at 562-570-5562. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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