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Three People in Jacksonville, Florida Arrested for Stealing From ATM’s

Three people were arrested by federal law enforcement officials for allegedly setting up a scheme where they would steal money from local banks in Jacksonville, Florida using bad checks and ATM cards, according to an article on News4jax.com. According to federal officials, the scheme involved depositing a bad check into an existing account with an ATM machine and then using an ATM card to withdraw the money before the bank realized the check was bad. In order to complete this type of fraud, the person would have to have a legitimate ATM card that could access a real account and the bank would have to credit the bad check to the account before checking to make sure it was a good check with funds available. According to federal officials, the suspects were able to get people to sell their ATM cards allowing them to quickly access the accounts where the bad checks where deposited.