SPOKANE POLICE LOOKING FOR THIS MAN TONIGHT AFTER
HE WAS CAUGHT FOR A SECOND TIME TRYING TO USE STOLEN
CHECKS AND I-D'S TO FEED HIS DRUG HABIT.
INVESTIGATORS SAY DAVID BERARDUCCI STEALS FROM RURAL
MAILBOXES BUT TELLERS AT A LOCAL BANK KEPT HIM FROM
DRIVING AWAY WITH A 32 HUNDRED DOLLAR PAYOFF.
KXLY4'S JEFF HUMPHREY WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT WITH
A LOOK AT HOW QUICKLY THIEVES CAN STEAL YOUR IDENTITY.
and it's easy to see why the thieves targeted this
it's on a rural road.
this mail box, along way from this beautiful home,
making the mail inside easy pickings for the crooks
THE STOLEN CHECKS WERE DRAWN FROM AN ACCOUNT AT STATE
AND IT DIDN'T TAKE VERY FOR THE THIEVES TO WORK UP
A PAIR OF FAKE I-D'S MATCHING WITH THE RECIPIENT'S
NAMES AND CHATTAROY ADDRESS.
PATTY MURRAY/STATE BANK NORTHWEST 07;55 my teller
questioned the i-d that was presented, it was temporary
not sure if we could use it or not and he brought
it over and i saw it, i recognized the name 08;06
BUT PATTY MURRAY DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE GUY BEHIND
THE WHEEL OF THE JEEP SITTING IN THE BANK'S DRIVE
THRU WHO WAS NOW TRYING TO CASH 32 HUNDRED DOLLARS
patty murray 08;46 i think it's great that we know
we're small and we pride ourselves on knowing our
customers and have a good working relationship with
AND THAT'S WHEN THE BANK STAFF STARTED WORKING TO
KEEP DAVID BERARDUCCI FROM PANICKING AND DRIVING OFF.
STATE BANK NORTHWEST TELLERS KNOW HOW TO STALL WHEN
THEY HAVE TO.
PATTY MURRAY/STATE BANK NORTHWEST 09;40 they were
out there for about ten minutes and we just said because
of the dollar amount that we needed to get approval,
that's what my teller had told them.
in the meantime, i'm on the phone with 9-1-1 giving
them information and trying to hold them here as long
as we could 09;56
BERARDUCCI DID EVENTUALLY DRIVE OFF LEAVING BEHIND
HIS BOGUS CHECKS AND HIS FAKE I-D.
THE MAN WHO HAD HIS MAIL STOLEN, HAPPY WITH THE HEAD'S
UP PLAY HE GOT FROM HIS BANK.
VICTIM WHO DOES NOT WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED 14;03 couldn't
have happened any better that the people there knew
she did her job great.
the whole staff there did.
the bank did everything right and it was really good
to see people care that much.
17;54 AND SO WHILE THE VICTIMS DID GET THEIR MONEY
BACK, THEY HAVE BEEN ROBBED OF THEIR INNOCENCE.
THEY ARE NO LONGER USING THIS LONG-TIME MAILBOX.
WHATEVER MAIL THEY GET, THEY NOW PICK UP AT THE POST
REPORTING IN CHATTAROY, JEFF HUMPHREY, KXLY FOUR