Louisiana CUs Report Check Scam On ClosedAccounts

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NEW ORLEANS - (07/27/05) -- Area credit unions are reportingthat several individuals recently opened accounts and conductedtransactions after depositing checks drawn on closed accounts atHibernia Bank. The individuals, identified as Brianna Isabelle,Jacob George and Denetria A. Miller, or people using these names,opened accounts at US Customs FCU, The New Orleans Firemen's FCUand Greater New Orleans FCU and e processed transactions atLouisiana Service Centers and outlet locations with checks drawn onthe closed accounts. The CU Service Centers is urging credit unionsto block new accounts for the first 60-to-90 days.

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