PORTSMOUTH -- Portsmouth Police are looking for two men who they believe are part of a recent check-cashing scam.

Police say on several occasions the suspects used the Navy Federal Credit Union ATM located on County Street to deposit bad checks into several accounts and then immediately withdrew $400.

According to police, the checks belonged to victims who reported a home burglary on Dec. 8, 2013.

Police are not sure how the men got the debit card PIN numbers to access the Navy Federal accounts. However, in some other cases, the owners stated that their PIN numbers were with their cards.

Police also said between August 26, 2012 and December 20, 2012, more than 10 accounts at Navy Federal Credit Union were compromised by three female suspects.

The women used stolen debit cards and PIN numbers. The value of the worthless checks deposited ranged from $250 to $700 a piece.

According to police, the women would sometimes go back to the ATM after midnight and conduct another withdrawal on the same account because that transaction would be recorded on the next business day.

The total loss to Navy Federal Credit Union as a result of the fraudulent ATM transactions in 2012 is over $10,000.

If you have any information on any of these suspects you are encouraged to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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