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Albany Police warn of bank fraud scam

Albany Police want your help to track down a suspected identity thief who's offering to pay people's utility bills for less than they owe.

Police warn it's a scam.

They're looking for 37-year old Jammie Skinner.

They think he took money to pay at least six Water Gas and Light bills.

Investigators believe Skinner stole a 70-year old man's bank account information and used that account to pay off the WG&L bills worth more than $500.

Police warn you not to get involved in a scheme like this.  Albany Police Detective Schemika Foster said  "Advises that they are willing to pay bills for you in turn by you providing them cash, then we are asking our citizens to please be aware it's false. It's fraud. And it's generally not acceptable."

The victim learned about the scam when his bank alerted him to all the WG&L bills paid from his account.

If you have any information about the scam or the whereabouts of Jammie Skinner, call crime stoppers at 436-tips.

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