Michael D Karos Jr John H Kirk Janet R Meyer Patsy A Clark Dorothy J Schroeder Broncos trample the G-Men, 73-40 Rockets down the Devils, 59-55 Seven new inductees to enter WBHS Sports Hall of Fame Lady Warriors ascend to 13-1 Broncos finish 2nd of 22 teams in Hammer and Anvil Invitational Hedwig Lambert Billie G Walkup Some county offices may be moved G’town Council approves 2017 budget Family doubles in size with adoption Sardinia Mayor looks forward to 2017 2017 Fayetteville Firemen’s Festival set Floyd Newberry Jr Donna F Lang Gene Warren Dwight L Fulton Virginia A O’Neil Anne L Durbin-Thomas Marietta Dunn Charles L Latchford Broncos win ‘Battle of 32’ Lady Broncos claim win over Bethel-Tate Jays top Warriors, fall to Mustangs Lady Warriors claim top spot in SHAC with win over Lynchburg-Clay Broncos buck the Lions, 54-51 James N DeHaas Questions still linger in Stuart explosion New direction for Brittany Stykes case New public safety director now on duty in Brown Co. Fayetteville Mayor anticipates a good year for the village Chamber of Commerce announces awardees Robert Bechdolt Carl E Lindsey Audrey F Maher LeJeune Howser Tammy L Connor Henry C Mayhall Jr Chad Spilker Frank W Kemmeter Jr Wanda J Howard Dorothy Huff Colon C Malott Eastern varsity teams come out on top to capture Brown County Holiday Classic crowns WBHS Army JROTC hosts rifle shooting competition Bronco varsity wrestling team unbeaten at 8-0 Blue Jays finish 1-1 in Ripley Pepsi Classic Mona G Van Vooren Hiram Beardsworth Avery W McCleese Ethel E Long Children learn safety from ‘Officer Phil’ Microchips can help locate lost pets Local GOP plans trip to Washington Three sentenced in common pleas Estel Earhart Roy Stewart Tenacious ‘D’ leads Lady Jays to victory over Blanchester on day one of Ripley Pepsi Classic Fayetteville’s Thompson, Jester earn SWOFCA All-City honors Jays fall to Blanchester on first day of Pepsi Classic Ticket details announced for OHSAA basketball and wrestling state tournaments Jerri K McKenzie Randy D Vaughn Georgetown JR/SR high to have new library Georgetown saw many improvements in 2016 Three sentenced in common pleas court Esther O Brown G-Men go on scoring rampage for 77-41 win over Cardinals Warriors climb to 4-2 with wins over West Union, Lynchburg Rockets top Whiteoak for first win Shirley M Bray Carter Lumber closes in G’town Wenstrup looks forward to 2017 Seven indicted by county grand jury John Ruthven holds pre-Christmas Open House New pet boarding facility now open in Georgetown Denver W Emmons Carl W Liebig Mary L McKinley Blake C Roush Louis A Koewler William D Cornetet Western Brown dedicates Perry Ogden Court Lady Warrior win streak hits 5 Lady Rockets wrap up tough week on the hardwood Barons rally for win over Broncos Georgetown to hire two paid Firefighter/EMT’s Noble receives statewide law enforcement award County helps family in need after house fire Flashing signs banned in G’town historic district ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ at Gaslight Thelma L Ernst Roy L Bruce Ken Leimberger Cathye J Bunthoff Lending a holiday helping hand

Credit cardfraud reportedin Georgetown

A woman using the alias Christine West is seen here in Ripley Federal Bank. West made off with $9,500 in cash advances from two banks using fake credit cards before leaving Georgetown.

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

A woman using a fake name, fake driver’s license, and fake credit card ran away with $9,000 from two Georgetown banks on Wednesday afternoon.

Georgetown Police Chief Rob Freeland revealed that a woman under the alias Christine West withdrew $7,000 from one bank and $2,500 from another in credit card advances before it was discovered that the transactions were fraudulent. After leaving Georgetown, West headed west towards Cincinnati, apparently stopping at Key Bank in Bethel.

Late Wednesday evening, West withdrew $8,000 in cash advances from Park National Bank in Amelia. On Thursday morning, she attempted to withdraw cash from Park National Bank at Eastgate Mall, but was unsuccessful.

West is using a Texas driver’s license that had her name and picture on it but linked to another woman after police executed a search on the license. West is traveling with two African-Americans, a male and a female, in a mid-to-full size SUV with Georgia license plates.

As of press time, West has not been apprehended by law enforcement.

“It sounds like she’s working with someone who knows what they’re doing,” Freeland said, referring to the credit card fraud.

Freeland has requested help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is waiting for more videos and photos from the banks that West visited during her time in Georgetown. Freeland has also written to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to request a photo and more information on the suspect to see if the names match.

If you know the woman in the photos or have been in contact with her, contact the Georgetown Police Department at 937-378-6400 or call your local law enforcement agency.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 News Democrat