Bank Theft Reported in Midland County

Bank Theft Reported in Midland County

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - We want to give you a heads up about a bank theft going around Midland County.

According to a report, someone told the sheriff's office that there was an unauthorized purchase on their banking account.

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said this appears to be tied to people that have used Redbox to rent movies.

First, the crook tries an account number at red box to make a small purchase.

Then they go into the store and make a large purchase once they verify the account is good.

The sheriff recommends you check your bank account closely and immediately report any unauthorized activity to your bank and to law enforcement.