The Mountain View Police Department needs your help finding two women who have scammed numerous victims into withdrawing money from their bank accounts after cashing fraudulent checks.
On Oct. 29, the first victim was approached in a parking lot in downtown Mountain View by two black female adults in a navy, 2-door car similar to a Mini Cooper. The women asked the victim if he had an account with Bank of America. When the man said that he did, they asked if he could help them cash a check since were unable to withdraw any funds based on the fact that they were new account holders. The victim agreed and, along with one of the suspects, went into a Bank of America branch located on the 400 block of Castro Street. The victim cashed the check given to him by the suspect, handed the funds over to her, and then they went their separate ways.
About two weeks later, the victim received a letter from Bank of America indicating his account had been frozen because he had cashed a fraudulent check.
On Nov. 15, two incidents identical to the one above involving two more victims occurred at Bank of America branches located on the 300 block of San Antonio Road and the 20000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino. The suspect car in these incidents was also described as a dark-colored Fiat or Mini Cooper. Based on surveillance footage and statements given by the victims in all of the cases, it was determined the same suspects from the previous incident were involved.
Anyone with any information on these cases can contact Mountain View Community Service Officer Tim Loo at 650-903-6362 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.