A Mercer Island couple reported that someone took $5,000 out of their bank account to a Paypal account through a fradulent electronic transfer, according to the Mercer Island Police Department.
The couple, who live on the 1800 block of 70th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, told Mercer Island Police that in January, they noticed two deposits worth 18 cents were made into their account via the electronic payments website Paypal. According to a police report, the 18 cents were transfered back from the bank account back to a Paypal account.
A couple of days later, a payment of $5,000 was transfered from the couple's account to Paypal via an electronic check, according the police report. The bank has frozen the account, but the money has not been replaced by the bank, according to police.
The information on this incident came from the Mercer Island Police Department press board.