Fraud by intimidation

A fraud-by-intimidation case is being highlighted this week, and Crime Solvers needs your help to solve the case.

Just after midnight on Friday, July 26, a woman was sitting in her car in the parking lot of the Wawa at 7500 Midlothian Turnpike waiting on a cell phone call from a friend. As she waited, she was approached by three black males and a black female who struck up a conversation. They agreed to go to Breakers, located at 101 Wadsworth Drive. While at Breakers, one of the male subjects and the female subject asked the victim if she would be willing to help them cash a check by depositing it into her account and pulling cash from her account through an ATM. She was reluctant, but when the male and female became aggressive in their request, the victim complied and they eventually parted ways.

She called the police, and the investigating officer learned that the check she was asked to deposit and cash had been stolen.

Surveillance photos of the three male suspects can be seen on the Crime of the Week page of crimesolvers.net. The male who was in possession of the check was short in stature, and was wearing a blue, short-sleeved shirt, long khaki shorts and a white, wide-brim hat. He identified himself as A.J. or C.J.

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