Member Charged With Tapping Into Another’s CU Account

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RACINE, Wis. – A member of Educators CU withdrew $70 from somebody else's account, one number off from his, and returned twice for more money, police said.

The alleged perpetrator, identified as 19-year-old Jeff Sollis, was charged with two counts of personal identity theft for financial gain and two counts of fraud against financial institution.

The victim told police that unbeknownst to him, a total of $870 in three separate cash withdrawals had been made from his primary savings account at the credit union on Jan. 8. The records showed an initial $70 withdrawal at 10:23 a.m., followed by another withdrawal of $500 within minutes and an additional $300 withdrawal almost 20 minutes later.

The initial withdrawal was due to a transposed number, the complaint said. A credit union security officer told police she suspected Solis realized the funds were withdrawn from the wrong account before he returned to make additional withdrawals.

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