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On The Lookout: Addicts Target Family Funds

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - The Wicomico County Sheriff's office continues to see people being targeted by their own family members, just for a quick buck.

According to Sergeant David Owens of WBI, criminals will sift through a purse of unsuspecting family members and take out a checkbook, take out checks from the middle of the stack and steal a few hundred dollars.

All to feed their addiction.

"I think so many people and I've heard them say this before, 'well I got money in my account!' said Sgt. Owens. "Instead of keeping a ledger like people seemingly used to do when they used a checkbook, maybe they are pulling a balance or looking at it from an ATM and still have a balance, like I still got money and all of a sudden these checks won't work and it's gone, it's depleted."

What can be done to prevent this crime from happening to you?

Owens says to continue to be cognizant of your surroundings and keep an eye on your account daily. Even if you only use online banking, you should look at your transactions and make sure each one matches up.

If this, or any other crime has happened to you recently, tell us about it. You can send us messages on Facebook and Twitter, using #47lookout.

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