Washington Trust seeks to recoup $570K after suspected bank fraud

WASHINGTON TRUST Bancorp Inc. is the parent company of The Washington Trust Co. based in Westerly. /COURTESY GREATER CITY PROVIDENCE/JEF NICKERSON
WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP INC. is the parent company of The Washington Trust Co. based in Westerly. /COURTESY GREATER CITY PROVIDENCE/JEF NICKERSON
PROVIDENCE – In an age of cybercrimes and international hacking schemes, old-fashioned bank fraud seems somewhat outdated. But don’t tell that to the Washington Trust Co. customer who earlier this year found their account had been charged an unexpected $570,000 after two mailed checks were altered and cashed at Wells Fargo. “This type of incident…

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