Springfield Police Department leads collaborative financial security meeting with local banking institutions





May 1, 2024

Springfield Police Department leads collaborative financial security meeting with local banking institutions

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The Springfield Police Department, in partnership with representatives from the United States Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the District Attorney’s Office, hosted a meeting with local bank managers to provide guidance on safeguarding their customers from financial fraud and scams.

The meeting, held at the Stokes Brown Public Library on Thursday, April 4, 2024, empowered local financial institutions to enhance their defenses against financial fraud and scams. Key topics addressed during the meeting included:

· Financial scams targeting the elderly, presented by Springfield Police Lieutenant Charles Bogle.

· Insights into a national criminal organization involved in credit card theft and motor vehicle burglaries, presented by Springfield Police Detective Brett Keck.

· Examination of ATM machine scams and credit card fraud, presented by agents from the United States Secret Service.

Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and the District Attorney’s Office actively engaged in discussions with the bank managers.

Seven banking institutions participated in the meeting, including United Community Bank, Regions Bank, Farmers Bank, Credit Union of Robertson County, Volunteer State Bank, US Bank, and Bank of America. Springfield Police Chief Jason Head expressed his intention to broaden the scope of this initial gathering into a series of events.

Springfield Police Chief Head remarked, “Scammers frequently target the most vulnerable segments of our community. This meeting underscores our ongoing dedication to safeguarding Springfield residents from financial fraud.” For more information, visit the City of Springfield website (www.springfieldtn.gov), follow us on Facebook, or receive email or text notifications by subscribing to Notify Me.

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Natasha Tice

City of Springfield



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