Alleged Bank Scammers Face Federal Charges

by Jessica Cervantez

Two people accused of scamming at least four East Texas banks are now facing federal theft charges.

The couple gave police the names 58-year-old Tommy Lou Moses, and 55-year-old Arthur Bowman when they were arrested Thursday in Lufkin. Investigators say they have dozens of aliases.

And they are no stranger to pulling what is called the "short change" scam. The scam involves a person asking for change. They keep exchanging money until the bank teller gets confused.

They are accused of going from bank to bank Thursday in East Texas pulling the scam. The two have long criminal records that involve theft. That is why the charge has been bumped up to a felony.