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Facebook selfie of NC woman may identify suspect in fraud case

Courtesy: Facebook via WTVD

Courtesy: Facebook via WTVD

ATLANTA — A Facebook “selfie” of a Raleigh woman may lead authorities to the suspect in connection with a fraud case in Atlanta.

According to WTVD, it’s a fraud operation that involves a fake company, impersonating the victim and a theft of more than $100,000.

Investigators in Atlanta compared surveillance images with selfies found on Facebook of a woman posing in a leopard dress in a mirror and a close up of her wearing sunglasses and bright lipstick.

They identified the woman as Tanya Peel, who they say is seen in various surveillance videos walking into banks and walking out with withdrawals that would total $175,000.

Police say Peel went into a Chase Bank in Atlanta and set up a fake business account in her name. They believe she or someone she knows then went after a target, draining the victim’s Charles Schwab account of that $175,000.

Then, $123,000 of that ended up in that account set up by Peel, an account set with her NC identification that is now leading authorities from Georgia to Raleigh, police say.

Peel’s last known address is in Raleigh.

Source: WTVD

 

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