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Police: Man accused of $10,000 credit union scheme
Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the man in this surveillance photo, who is suspected of defrauding two Hall County creditunions.

A man is accused of defrauding two Hall County credit unions of more than $10,000, police said.

Oakwood Police are asking for help identifying the suspect, who completed a $5,000 loan transaction Feb. 28 at Lanier Federal Credit Union using another person’s identity.

“The suspect was in possession of a counterfeit South Carolina driver’s license that contained the suspect’s photo along with the victim’s name and personal information,” Oakwood Police Sgt. Danny Sridej wrote in a news release. “The suspect was seen leaving the area on foot with no vehicle information.”

The man is also suspected of committing a similar offense at the HallCo Community Credit Union, a case taken by the Gainesville Police.

“The suspect was able to defraud both credit unions and received cash in excess of $10,000 from these two incidents,” Sridej said.

The suspect was described as a black man in his late 40s or early 50s, weighing about 180-195 pounds and standing between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-1 in height.

He is bald, has a mustache and was seen wearing prescription glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or their local police department. Citizens who can identify the suspect are asked to use the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tipline at 404-577-8477. Tipsters with information leading to an arrest and indictment can receive a reward up to $2,000.