PCS Bail Bonds (www.PCSBailBonds.com), Fort Worth, Texas’s most trusted bail bond service, is weighing in on the recent string of wallet thefts in Fort Worth that amounted to tens of thousands of dollars lost.
Three women were the victims of a wallet thief who was able to use their bank cards to withdraw large sums of money from each of their accounts. One of the victims, a 66-year-old woman who chose to remain anonymous, says she noticed her wallet was gone when she approached the checkout line at a Whole Foods. As it turned out, while she was speaking to her bank on the phone, the thief was making two substantial withdrawals: one of $9,500 and the other of $8,500. (Source: Rogers, B., “Thousands Withdrawn During Wallet Theft Crime Spree,” CBS DFW, January 15, 2016; http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/01/15/thousands-withdrawn-during-wallet-theft-crime-spree/.)
“It’s important that everyone be careful with the way they handle their wallets,” says Paul Schuder, owner of PCS Bail Bonds. “Unfortunately, thieves can show up anywhere, so it’s crucial to be aware of who is around at all times.”
A total of $30,000 was stolen from that victim’s two accounts in a matter of just one hour. The other two victims had $5,000 and $7,000 taken from their accounts and the majority of the transactions were made at a Chase Bank. Information about the bank’s security policies are not being given by representatives of Chase. However, they do say that the tellers followed protocol and the stolen money was reimbursed within one business day.
“It’s a bit difficult to understand how this much money can be stolen in such a short period of time,” Schuder continues. “Obviously to protect its own security, Chase doesn’t want to speak on its policies. But you would hope that, with all the technology and preventative measures in place these days, this type of crime would be difficult to get away with.”
PCS Bail Bonds provides bail bond services to residents of Tarrant County, including Fort Worth.