Marple Police are investigating a fraud incident were about $18,000 was stolen from a Broomall resident's bank account.
On Sept. 6, a resident of the 3000 block of Monterey Court reported to police that she had checked her bank statements online after having been out-of-town and noticed the account balance seemed lower than it should have been, according to Marple Police.
The victim has two accounts, one in her name and another joint account with her 95-year-old mother which she manages and has power of attorney over, according to Marple Police. No one else has access to the accounts.
Between the two accounts, it appeared that about $18,000 was missing, according to police.
The woman noticed several checks had been written from the two accounts to businesses that she did not recognize and did not authorize, according to police.
She had recently been issued new checks, which started with 900 or 901 and one of the fraudulent checks that was cashed was numbered 903 and the woman still had the physical check 903 in her checkbook, according to police.
The fraudulent activity began on Aug. 18.
The woman alerted her bank of the fraudulent activity and a freeze was placed on both accounts.