Bank Fraud Case in Sioux, Lyon Counties


Authorities in Sioux and Lyon counties are investigating a bank fraud scheme that occured in Alvort, Hull, Orange City, and Sioux Center on September 1st.
In all these cases, Hispanic or Guatemalan individuals entered banks and presented fraudulent checks for cash.
They would arrive in groups of four to six people, enter the bank lobby to present checks for cash, and then four to six more people would enter in the same manner, overwhelming the bank employees.
The fake checks were printed on high quality paper and were imprinted with bank routing numbers.
The suspects wore hats, face and neck coverings, long sleeves, and tried to disguise their identity.
In all of the locations, the suspects were the same individuals.
Bank security videos are posted on the Sioux County Sheriffs Facebook page.
Anyone with information about this case are urged to contact the Sioux County Sheriffs Office.
The Sioux and Lyon County Sheriffs Offices, and Sioux Center and Orange City police are investigating the incidents.