A Sacramento, Calif., woman was arrested and charged July 15 after attempting to scam Bank of America at 633 W. Kearney St. for $5,000, according to a Springfield Police Department news release.
Police arrested 26-year-old Shareen J. Washington just before 1:30 p.m. when she attempted to use a fraudulent credit card, the release said.
Washington was charged with forgery and fraudulent use of a credit card by Greene County's 31st Judicial Circuit Court on July 15, according to case information found at www.courts.mo.gov
. The charges were filed July 16.
According to the police department release, Washington attempted to obtain a non-account holder cash advance on the credit card.
An employee at the bank received a corporate tip to be on alert for this type of transaction prior to the incident, the release said.
The employee called 911, and bank employees delayed the money request to allow the police to get to the bank in time, according to the release.
The release said Springfield Police detectives are partnering with United States Secret Service regarding this case and related cases in Springfield and other states.[[In-content Ad]]