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Jan 24, 2018

Police Investigate Extent of 3-Month, 4-District Bank Theft Spree

Three Mexican nationals are behind bars at the Hattieville prison for scamming the Atlantic Bank of more than a hundred thousand dollars.  The three residents from Cancun, including a couple, were charged for the fraud of the ATMs in Corozal and Orange Walk Towns and police are yet to press further charges for additional theft in other districts. Today, Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo says that they are working closely with the bank as the investigation continues.

 

Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“The three individuals were charged for one count of theft. They are as follows: Leonel Isaac Peralta Rodriguez, Joscan Jafet Uriostegui and Belen Uriostegui Hernandez. That is the only financial institution up to now that has made a report to the police. There are many other reports that we are following up and we will see if anybody else will come up to give any other information that can lead to other investigation reference those three Mexicans involved. So far the investigation is pointing out that there is only three of them involved. We do not have any information to indicate that any Belizean or any other national has been involved so far in our investigation.”

 

Duane Moody

“These persons are expected to be further charged with theft because it is only one thousand one hundred dollars that they’ve been charged with so far?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes we are working closely with the bank to get additional information and as soon as we have all that information if there is more charges, more charges will be levied on them.”

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