Two cases of fraud which happened in Beloit recently may be connected to similar cases in Rockford, Janesville, and even Peoria.
Police say the suspects targeted BMO Harris Bank and Blackhawk Bank, both in downtown Beloit. Investigators say both men posed as medical doctors, who also happen to work in the same building, and tried to withdraw cash. One of them was successful, but the other couldn’t pass an identity verification test and walked out.
Police say the two are working together.
Lt. John Kaltenbrun of the Beloit Police Department said, “There has to be a source on how they were able to get these particular people; their identification, their identity, to be able to be successful in this fraud, and that’s what we’re looking at, to see what that common thread is.”
Lieutenant Kaltenbrun also told me there is a third person involved in the case. That suspect tried to withdraw cash from a bank in Peoria. They were unsuccessful. Kaltenbrun also believes the suspects could all be from Rockford.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.