Washington County recovers $32K from June, 2016 scam

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the June, 2016 fraud investigation which resulted in the transfer of nearly 88,000 from a Washington County bank account to other criminal bank accounts.

On June 16th, Washington County authorities say a wire transfer of $87,760 was authorized to criminal bank accounts.

According to the news release on September 23rd, the sheriff's office worked closely with Washington County's primary commercial banking institution to initiate a fraud recall on a portion of the funds that remained in the illegitimate accounts.

As a result of the efforts, $32,163.76 was returned to Washington County on September 15th.

The criminal investigation into this case remains active.