Wayland Police report suburban banks are being hit by women using stolen IDs to cash the checks they stole along with those IDs - and that the incidents may all be the work of a shadowy national syndicate known as the Felony Lane Gang.
The gang swarms into an area, starts breaking into cars parked at malls, health clubs and parks, then matches up the IDs they find with similar looking drug addicts, who are then sent in cars to cash the checks in the furthest drive-thru window at local banks - the so-called "felony lane" because drivers in it are a bit harder to identify.
Wayland Police say that over the past few months, banks in Wayland, Medway, Millis, Holliston and Framingham have been hit by the gang, possibly based in Florida. Gang members have also used stolen IDs and checks at banks in Attleboro, Hopkinton, West Boylston, Worcester, and Falmouth:
The same female is believed to have defrauded New Jersey banks in Bernards Township, Ocean Township, and West Long Branch between Nov 2014 and Jun 2015.
If you spot these women, contact Wayland Det. Sgt. Jamie Berger at 508-358-4721, ext. 1722.