Several Conway residents reported to the police over the weekend that their Centennial bank accounts had been accessed and used to make purchases in Florida.
At least four police reports from the weekend indicated that Conway residents who bank at Centennial Bank had suspicious charges associated with their accounts from Target, McDonalds, Home Depot, 7-11 and Walgreens. The incident reports showed fraudulent charges ranging from $146.92 to $753.58.
Each of the victims were told to contact the three major credit bureaus about the incident.
According to the police reports, the victims had already contacted their bank and were asked to obtain a police report on the incident before Centennial would replace the funds.
The bank’s marketing manager, Eric King, said the bank tries to jump on these kinds of things early and make sure the incidents are recorded with the police.
“That’s part of our philosophy, to get the police department to fill out a report as quick as possible,” he said.
He also said it is important for people to check their accounts to make sure everything looks right.
“It’s one of those things we still focus on, making sure our customers are aware of all security issues,” he said. “Be very careful when using debit cards and credit cards.”