BRIEF: DA: Scranton man entered bogus deposits at bank ATM and made over 7,000 in withdrawals
May 23, 2012 (Menafn - The Times-Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --A South Side man managed to steal 7,200 from Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank in December by depositing empty envelopes into an ATM machine, according to a criminal complaint.
Joshua Langston, 37, 2208 Prospect Ave., entered two envelopes into the ATM at Fidelity bank, 338 N. Washington Ave., after punching in on the ATM keypad deposits of 3,900 and 3,400 on Dec. 9, according to the criminal complaint.
The next morning, Mr. Langston withdrew 7,200 from the account before the bank noticed the envelopes he entered into the machine were empty, according to the complaint.
Mr. Langston fraudulently deposited another 5,100 into the ATM at the bank's 4010 Birney Ave., Moosic, location, bumping the total amount of the bogus deposits to 12,400, according to the complaint. The fraud was discovered before he could make another withdrawal, the complaint said.
On Monday, Mr. Langston was arrested on charges of theft by deception, receiving stolen property and criminal attempt to receive stolen property.
He was sent to Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of 20,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.
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