Fraud suspects sought

Published 5:24 pm Monday, September 4, 2017

AHOSKIE – The low resolution images are dark and distorted, but they’re all the Ahoskie Police Department have in an effort to crack two cases of identity fraud and financial card fraud.

These separate images, captured by ATM’s located at two financial institutions in Ahoskie, show individuals wanted for questioning in a pair of identity fraud and financial card fraud cases. Contributed Photos

On Tuesday of this week, the APD released images (shown with this story) of two persons of interest they seek to interview in reference to the previously stated crimes.

“We know what was done, the date it happened, and how it was done; what we don’t know at this time is the identity of the two men shown in those photos,” said Major Jimmy Asbell of the Ahoskie Police.

“We’ve shown the photos to other law enforcement agencies, here in our county and those elsewhere in our part of the state, but no one can identify the two men,” Asbell continued. “The victims of these crimes do not know these men. We’ve exhausted all of our resources in attempting to find out who these men are and are turning to the general public for help.”

Asbell stated that the crimes were reported to the Ahoskie Police Department in April and June of this year.

“These are two separate cases, involving two different victims, both citizens of the town of Ahoskie,” Asbell stated.

He said both victims reported suspicious activity on their financial statements, noticing transactions they did not make.

The still images shown with this story were supplied by the Ahoskie Police, each taken from ATM videos on different dates at two financial institutions in town.

Asbell said if anyone can identify either of men shown in the photos, contact the Ahoskie Police Department at 252-332-5011 and speak with either Lt. Jeremy Roberts or Detective Justin Farmer.



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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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