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Crime Stoppers: Thief steals $18K from bank customer

Police say this woman duped a victim out of $18,000 at a bank in Athens. (Source: Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers) Police say this woman duped a victim out of $18,000 at a bank in Athens. (Source: Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Have you ever heard of a pigeonhole theft game? It's been around a while. And as you'll see in this week's Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers, it cost a victim $18,000 in cash.

This happened at the PNC Bank in Athens on March 15. Police say a woman presented herself as a licensing bond agent to her victim. She allegedly promised if the victim withdrew $18,000 in cash from her account, they could split the big wad of cash the suspect showed to the victim.

It's a scam known as a pigeonhole theft.

The woman here took the $18,000 and left. But she also left behind some extremely clear pictures. And that's where you can make some cash, no scams.

And this should be a slam dunk.

There's a reward of up to $1,000 if you can help police identify and locate this thief.

Just make the anonymous call to 256-53-Crime. Or to see how to text or e-mail your anonymous tips, click the Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers link.

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