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Jun 1, 1999

African arrested for credit card fraud

In crime news tonight, forty year old African Alcine Eudithia is in police custody after allegedly trying to use someone else’s Visa Gold card. According to police Eudithia visited the Barclays Bank Branch Office near the Belcan Bridge on Monday morning and requested a cash advance of two thousand five hundred dollars U.S. He gave the bank clerk the Visa card and a Canadian passport as identification and received five thousand Belize dollars in one hundred dollar bills. Eudithia then returned this morning for three thousand U.S. dollars more. The clerk got suspicious and the bank called the Navy Federal Credit Union in the United States to authenticate the card. Officials at the Credit Union advised the clerk that the name on the card was different than that in their files and the clerk immediately called the police. A search of his room at the Chateau Caribbean revealed three Western Union receipts for over two thousand dollars he had wired to another location. Investigations revealed the money had not been claimed yet and a stop payment was put on the transaction. Eudithia will be taken to court and charged on Wednesday.

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