3rd woman charged in Rock Hill fraud

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJune 27, 2013 

— A third woman has been arrested in connection with a Rock Hill fraud in which police say she conspired with two others to use fake checks to defraud a bank out of thousands.

Police arrested Telisha Montevia Gilmore, 23, of 105 Fleetwood Road on Wednesday, charging her with two counts of federal chartered financial crime and one count of criminal conspiracy, according to Rock Hill police documents. She is currently at the York County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.

She is the latest suspect in a series of arrests police say resulted from numerous complaints from people who said their money was stolen by a woman who they thought was a friend.

Two weeks ago, police arrested Vanessa Matthews, 23, who they accused of befriending several people, asking for their ATM cards and personal identification numbers, depositing fraudulent checks into their bank accounts and then withdrawing the maximum amount of money from their accounts that an ATM machine would allow.

Last week, authorities arrested Torrisha Johnson, 18, accused in the same conspiracy and allegedly responsible for opening a Family Trust account and allowing Matthews to deposit four fake checks into the account, police documents show.

Gilmore, police say, deposited several checks worth $4,500 into a Family Trust account and then requesting stop payments on them, according to a Rock Hill police report. Some of those checks came from a Clover woman’s bank account.

Police are still investigating and more arrests might be pending.

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