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Jan 23, 2010 12:17 PM

Spokane man accused of defrauding La. bank

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) Alexandria police say a 31-year-old man from Spokane, Wash., is accused of defrauding a bank three times in five days, with a cell phone and a slick-talking confederate.

Christopher J. Walters was booked Friday with one count of defrauding a Sabine Bank branch. He allegedly got more than $14,000.

A police report says that on May 15, 18 and 19, a man talking on a cell phone gave an access card to a teller and asked for money that wasn't in the account.

To reassure the teller, the man would hand the teller the cell phone, and the person on the other end of the phone would convince the teller to withdraw the money.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com

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