Mount Pleasant police say a 19-year-old Milwaukee woman was a no-show at her initial appearance Thursday to face felony bank fraud charges after she stole over $3,200 from Educator’s Credit Union.
Jamia Addison was supposed to be formally charged Thursday with one felony count of fraud against a financial institution. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Addison ran a scam in Feb. 2015 against Educator’s Credit Union where she used the bank’s mobile banking app to make deposits to her bank account there using fraudulent checks written on accounts at other banks. The checks were drawn off at least one organization and one individual. Because Educator’s allows customers to then immediately withdraw some of the funds just deposited, Addison was able to withdraw most of the money before the checks were returned to Educator’s as counterfeit or altered/fictitious.
All the transactions Addison conducted either in person or at an ATM were recorded at the ECU branch on Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee.
Police say they identified Addison after security cameras snapped a photo of the license plate of the car she was driving. They also matched photos of her at the credit union with a booking photo out of the Glendale PD.
Online court records only list that Addison was not in court Thursday and a warrant for her arrest was requested.