WATCH: Off-duty Marion County deputy runs down fraud suspect caught in the act, police say

OCALA, Fla. — A fraud suspect was arrested Tuesday after police say he was caught trying to take thousands of dollars out of someone else’s bank account.


Ocala police say 27-year-old Tasheem Eubanks presented a local bank with a fake Illinois driver’s license, but provided the actual social security number for the victim, a bank customer.

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The bank called police after Eubanks handed them the fake driver’s license and attempted to withdraw $13,600 from the victim’s account.

An Ocala police officer responded to the bank as Eubanks was still standing at the counter.

Fraudster Runs From Police And Gets Caught By Off-Duty Deputy

FRAUDSTER RUNS; GET'S CAUGHT BY OFF-DUTY DEPUTY! #Ocala #Police Officer Boyer arrested Tasheem Eubanks, 27, for attempting to steal $13,600 from someone else's bank account. Eubanks presented a fraudulent Illinois driver's license, provided the correct social security number of the victim, and attempted to withdraw the money that did not belong to him. On Jan. 11, just after 3 p.m., Officer Boyer responded to a local bank regarding fraud in progress. Eubanks handed the teller a fake id and attempted to withdrawal $13,600 from an actual account member. The bank called #OPD and when Officer Boyer arrived and instructed Eubanks to place his hands behind his back, he took off. Boyer followed closely behind. The chase only lasted 24 seconds, thanks to an off-duty Marion County Sheriff's Office deputy who saw this event take place in the parking lot. Deputy Truman caught Eubanks, brought him to the ground, and Officer Boyer placed him in handcuffs. Eubanks was arrested for uttering forged instruments, fraudulent use of personal identification information to obtain goods over $5,000, unauthorized possession of a fraudulent Illinois driver's license, and resisting arrest without violence. Eubanks has no permanent local ties to our community and may have the ability to flee this area and head back to New York upon release.

Posted by Ocala Police Department on Friday, January 14, 2022

Body camera video released by the police department shows the officer instructing Eubanks to put his hands behind his back before Eubanks takes off running from the bank.

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Police say Eubanks ran through the parking lot of the bank with the officer following closely behind HIM.

That’s when an off-duty Marion County deputy who happened to be in the parking lot witnessed the chase and intervened.

The Deputy caught up to Eubanks and took him to the ground until the Ocala officer could place him in handcuffs.

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Eubanks was arrested Tuesday and charged with uttering forged instruments, fraudulent use of personal information, unauthorized use of a fraudulent driver’s license, and resisting arrest.

He’s since been released on a total of $11,000 bond though police say they’re concerned he may leave the area due to a lack of ties to the local community.

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