Female suspects wanted in Carlsbad fraud, commercial burglary cases

CARLSBAD (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Carlsbad Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate two unknown female suspects wanted for a series of check fraud and commercial burglary cases.

On Jan. 10, two unknown female suspects targeted victims in various Bank of America locations in Carlsbad. The suspects were wearing medical scrubs.

One female suspect was the driver and the other female suspect would contact the victim in the parking lot, asking the victim to cash a check usually for the amount of $4,900.

The suspect then promises to pay the victim $40.00 for their help. After a few days, the victim learns that the checks were returned as fraudulent checks. Investigators determined that both suspects have been targeting victims at various Bank of America locations throughout San Diego County. The total estimated loss was determined to be $44,000 in this series.

Anyone with information on these suspects should call the Carlsbad Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit at (760) 931-2173 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

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