Carson woman arrested in ATM fraud case

A Carson City woman was jailed Thursday after she was allegedly captured by a surveillance camera depositing bogus checks into an ATM machine.

Stephanie Baumgardner, 25, was booked into the Carson City Jail at 12:18 p.m. on suspicion of felony identity theft, obtaining money under false pretenses, forgery, failure to appear on a drug charge and misdemeanor probation violation.

According to Carson City Sheriff's Detective Bob Motamenpour, Baumgardn-er was one of two women sought in connection with a bank scam in which they allegedly deposited bogus checks into a bank account through an ATM, then withdrew funds.

Readers of the Nevada Appeal helped Motamenpour identify the women in the grainy surveillance pictures.

Motamenpour said one other person is still at large.

The other woman, Dakota Nicole Rich, 24, is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Her last known address was Pershing Lane in Washoe Valley.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Motamenpour at 887-2020 ext. 41406.

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