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Lufkin PD investigating possible theft that occurred after $6.5K bank error

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On Thursday, the management at a Lufkin bank reported that possible thefts occurred after a bank teller made an error and deposited $6,524.26 into the wrong bank account, and the customer made a $4,000 withdrawal a few days later.

According to the police report, the possible thefts were reported at 4:44 p.m. Thursday.

A teller at the First Bank & Trust East Texas branch in the 2500 block of West Frank Ave. made an error and deposited $6,524.26 in the wrong bank account on June 5, the report stated.

“The owner of the incorrect bank account, who typically keeps a $500 balance, made a $4,000 withdrawal days after the deposit,” the report stated. “There were also several debit card transactions in the days that followed.”

Bank officials tried calling the customer with the incorrect account in an effort to recover the money, but they were unsuccessful.

If a charge is filed in the case, it would be a state-jail felony theft between $1,500 and $20,000 charge. According to Texas criminal statutes, the punishment range for a state-jail felony is anywhere from 180 days to two years in a state jail facility and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

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