Carson City Sheriff’s investigators were called to local bank on a report that a woman appeared to be trying to scam the bank out of some money. When officers arrived they took Melissa Johnson aside and began questioning her. She told them she was trying to get some money through her credit cards and that she was also hoping to cash a check her grandmother – but she forgot to bring the check.
While the conversation continued another officer learned that Melissa Johnson tried to sell the same story to five different banks in Reno, all of which denied her request and which triggered a region-wide bank alert that her situation was very suspicious.
After further questioning officers handcuffed her and took her to the Carson City Jail where she was booked on suspicion of using fraudulent ID, attempting to obtain money under false pretenses, attempted grand larceny and burglary. Her bail was set at $100,000.