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Bank teller helps foil suspected forgery

Police: Nichole Lyons had phony license in elderly woman's name

Nichole Lyons, 37, was charged with fraudulent use of identifying information and forgery involving the elderly after police said she used a forged withdrawal slip to steal cash from an elderly womans bank account.
Nichole Lyons, 37, was charged with fraudulent use of identifying information and forgery involving the elderly after police said she used a forged withdrawal slip to steal cash from an elderly womans bank account.

SAN ANTONIO – An alert bank teller is getting some of the credit for stopping woman from allegedly using a forged withdrawal slip to steal cash from an elderly woman's bank account.  

San Antonio police said Nichole Lyons, 37, walked into a branch of Generations Federal Credit Union earlier this month and presented the teller with a withdrawal slip for $800, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The affidavit stated that Lyons also showed the teller a driver's license which bore the same name as that on the bank account.

The teller, however, knew the account actually belonged to a 72-year-old woman who regularly visits the bank, the affidavit stated.

The teller notified a manager who called police. Lyons was arrested at the scene, but formal charges of fraudulent use of identifying information and forgery involving the elderly were filed Tuesday.

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