Bank scammed out of more than $100,000

November 4th, 2022 -5 PM

Rome Police reports –

Rome police are investigating a theft of over $100,000 in October and November from a local bank. According to the Rome Police Department The United Community Bank on 2nd ave. reported a theft at the bank. The bank reported that an account was opened on October 4th by a man named Donald Wayne Cole. Cole then begins to wire, deposit, and withdraw money into and from the account throughout the month. Cole wired money to a woman under the name of Valerie Howard for “construction material”. Police reports state that the bank lost over $100,000 and that they would provide surveillance video of the suspect to police.

The bank has recently made a policy change regarding ATM deposits because of this investigation.

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