Murfreesboro Police responded to a local bank on Monday in reference to a fraud case. The victim told police she received a check for a nanny position she recently accepted. The victim told officers the woman who hired her was named Nancy Smith. The victim told officers that Ms. Smith mailed her a check for nearly $3,000 and told her to deposit the money. When she made that deposit, she found out the check was a fake.
This is the second time the so called "Nanny Scam" has struck Murfreesboro. During a previous case reported in August, the victim was not so lucky. The bank discovered the check was a phony after it was deposited and money was withdrawn. In other words, the victim in the first case had to pay the bank back, all $1,900.
In the first case, the victim told police the subject who mailed her a check was a man by the name of Ronald Schneider. Neither Schneider nor Nancy Smith have been located... of course both names are likely aliases used by the criminal behind the scam.
MPD Incident Report #14-18383
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