Three men from New York were arrested in Chamberlain after they attempted to defraud at least four banks, including one in Yankton.
The Chamberlain Police Department says three men, all from Brooklyn, New York, were arrested after an alert bank manager called police to report what she believed was a fraudulent check.
Police say on the morning of November 4th, they received a call from the bank manager of Chamberlain’s Wells Fargo, alerting them that bank locations in Sioux Falls, Yankton and Mitchell were working together to locate a group of individuals traveling the state in a U-Haul truck attempting to pass off bad checks to the bank. The manager wanted police to be aware in case the group stopped in Chamberlain.
An agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigations had confirmed with a New Mexico family — whose information was allegedly used in a fraud attempt — that nobody was authorized to deposit money to their account.
Charges have yet to be filed in connection with the alleged fraud attempts in Sioux Falls, Yankton and Mitchell.
All three men are due in a Brule County courtroom Wednesday for an initial appearance. All were released on a $5,000 cash bond.