Woman charged with identity theft
A Baltimore woman is charged with stealing a person’s identity after she tried to withdraw a large amount of cash from a local bank.
Spotsylvania County deputies responded to the Navy Federal Credit Union at 10129 Jefferson Davis Highway around 4:15 p.m. Thursday regarding a suspicious woman trying to withdraw money from an account, said Capt. Jeff Pearce of the sheriff’s office.
The woman’s “story to bank employees was that she had transferred from Florida to a new position locally and was using the money withdrawals for setting up house in the Spotsylvania area,” Pearce said.
Bank employees got suspicious and called police.
An investigation revealed that a woman had used a fake identification to open an account in the name of an identity theft victim in Florida, he said.
Pearce said the original account holder’s bank in Florida was contacted and they confirmed that the new account being set up was fraudulent and the result of identity theft.
Katrina Latrice Barksdale, 37, was arrested and charged with three counts of fraud by false pretenses and three counts of identity fraud and forgery.
She was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Sheriff Roger L. Harris noted that “as a result of quick thinking and further investigation on the part of the bank employees and deputies, a serious identity thief was thwarted in her efforts to wipe out the life savings of the victim in Florida.
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