On January 7, 2019, Shantel Allen opened a new account using the $5 minimal balance for checking accounts. On 1/8/19, she deposited three RDC back-to-back deposits totaling $1,200, all made payable to and endorsed by Allen.
On the same day as the deposits, four transactions were made at the Harrisburg Walmart totaling $239.94, drawing from Allen's Member's 1st account. On 1/9/19, Allen spoke to Members First and claimed that she gave out her bank info to her cousin, and then claimed her cousin's friend made the deposit. She claimed not to have made the withdrawals, but then admitted she would be seen on Walmart video making the purchases. On 1/10/19, all three deposited checks were returned.
A demand letter was sent out and a voicemail was left on Allen's phone. On 2/19/19, a certified 10 day letter was returned, "unclaimed", and the letter sent through regular mail was not returned, still with no contact received from Allen. The total monetary loss to Member's 1st was $332.81.
Arrest warrant issued.