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Bank employees contact police after man attempts $13,000 withdrawal from victim’s account

A 27-year-old man was arrested after attempting to withdraw over $13,000 from a victim’s bank account.

On Tuesday at around 3 p.m., an Ocala Police Department officer responded to a local bank on SE 24th Street in Ocala in reference to an incident of fraud that was in progress.

According to the OPD report, a man later identified as Tasheem A. Eubanks presented the bank teller with a fake Illinois driver’s license and was attempting to withdraw $13,600 from the male victim’s bank account.

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Tasheem A. Eubanks

Prior to arriving at the bank, the officer contacted a bank employee who confirmed that Eubanks was still inside. The officer arrived on scene, walked into the bank, and pointed to Eubanks to determine if that was the man who was attempting the withdrawal.

Employees at the bank confirmed with a head nod that the officer had identified the correct person, and the officer instructed Eubanks to put his hands behind his back.

Eubanks ran out of the bank and into the parking lot. The officer yelled, “Stop, police, I’m gonna tase you.”

Eubanks continued to run. Another male, later identified as an off-duty Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy, joined in the pursuit, and eventually the deputy was able to bring Eubanks to the ground.

The officer detained Eubanks in handcuffs and re-entered the bank to speak with the employees. According to the employees, they had requested for Eubanks to provide two forms of identification due to the large amount of the attempted withdrawal.

Eubanks’ signature on the withdrawal slips did not match the victim’s signature that the bank had on record for the account. While Eubanks was able to provide the victim’s correct social security number, the employees suspected fraud and requested that he return at a later time to complete the transaction.

Eubanks left the bank, and the employees contacted the victim who was out of state. The victim mentioned that his wallet had been stolen.

When Eubanks returned to the bank later that day to complete the withdrawal, employees immediately notified OPD.

Eubanks was arrested, transported to Marion County Jail, and he was later released on $11,000 bond. He is facing felony charges for uttering forged instruments, fraudulent use of personal identification, and unauthorized possession of a fraudulent driver’s license along with a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest without violence.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.