Felony Lane Gang Fraud Alert
Recent activity from a fraudster ring called the “Felony Lane Gang” has been reported in the Austin area. Since 2004, the FLG has defrauded US financial institutions out of millions of dollars by cashing stolen checks and making fraudulent withdrawals using stolen identity documents. These individuals steal personal information by taking purses and personal items left in cars. They then attempt to cash stolen checks. Authorities note that gyms, stores, and daycare parking lots have been specific targets. Always take purses and valuables with you when exiting your vehicle, even for short stops. If you witness the break in, you should not attempt to apprehend the subjects; instead, you should immediately contact the local police department and notify Austin Telco if your cards, checks, or any form of identification has been stolen.