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 April 24th, 2008  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara asks for publicís help to identify fraud suspect
Late last month, a woman walked into a bank office on South U.S.1, gave the teller false identification and cashed a check for $5,200, according to St. Lucie County Ken J. Mascara.

Now, Sheriff Mascara is asking the public’s help in identifying the woman.

“The woman entered the Citibank at 905 E. Prima Vista Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, on March 25 and used false identification to cash the check,” Sheriff Mascara said. “She is a black female, 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches tall, weighting 160 to 170 pounds and was wearing a dark business suit and white tennis shoes.”

Later that same day, she tried to make a similar transaction at a Citibank branch office in West Palm Beach. When bank employees became suspicious, she rushed out of the bank.

Those with information are asked to call St. Lucie County Sheriff’s detective offices during business hours at 772-462-3230, or 9-1-1 in St. Lucie County any time.

Also, people with information can call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 (“TIPS”) to be eligible for a cash reward following an arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers don’t have to give their names to be eligible for a reward.

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