Crime

Bay St. Louis police arrest man, woman in $27,000 bank fraud scheme

Two Pass Christian residents were arrested after officials say they opened fraudulent bank accounts and forged checks.

Eric Ersan Yurttas, 31, and Enimia Charlotta Phol, 66, were arrested Wednesday by Bay St. Louis police.

Police say Yurttas and Pohl were identified as suspects in the case after receiving a complaint in January about fraudulent bank accounts being opened at Regions Bank.

$27,000 in fraudulent transactions and forged checks were made, police said.

Yurttas and Pohl were held at the Hancock County jail.

Yurttas was arrested on charges of felony false pretense and felony uttering forgery. Pohl was arrested on a charge of felony uttering forgery.

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