Woman attempts to steal thousands from HSBC account
Reneka Abdulhamad, 36, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with third-degree larceny, fourth-degree criminal attempt at larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny on Aug. 2.
Abdulhamad attempted to withdraw $1,500 from an account at HSBC bank at 5:14 p.m. after she had successfully withdrawn $2,400 from the same account earlier in the day, police said. The bank received an email after the first withdrawal was made warning the account Abdulhamad was withdrawing money from was fake.
A check for $4,987.63 was deposited in the account when it was opened on Aug. 1, police said. Abdulhamad told police she was dropped off by two friends and told to withdraw the money and that she wasn't receiving any compensation for doing so.
She was released on a promise to appear and scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 12.