How did she do this? Well, she got her hands on a duplicate ATM card in the Client’s name and began to slowly make withdrawls, using the card dozens of times in less than a year. In all, she managed to take over $110,000.
How was she caught? The Client noticed a six-figure differential in his seven-figure balance and notified bank officials. If this Client was anything like yours truly, this scam could’ve gone on for years without Katz’s shenanigans being discovered. Luckily, he was diligent about checking his statements.
Things like this happen all the time. Identity theft with credit cards and insurance scams are all too common. What I find interesting about this story is how the Post does research for their stories….they went on Katz’s MySpace page where she claims she is a “…rocket scientist by day, party fool by night” and her interests are “Politics – F Bush, Sex – F Me”. Photos are of her in tight, low-cut clothing doing all sorts of fun and adventurous things. She says she would most like to meet her “good twin”.
Hmmmmm. People – please think about your social networking sites and the material you post. Not that there’s anything wrong with a 24 year old single girl who likes to party, but if you’re going to commit a crime or gain any sort of notariety, have a little foresight.
She’ll probably get a reality show out of this.