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February 28, 2012 5:39 PM

Wells Fargo scammed out of $2.1 million held in Merced hospital's escrow account

After sending a series of fraudulent faxes, a scammer successfully duped Wells Fargo Bank into wiring $2.1 million to a Hong Kong bank account from a Merced County and Catholic Healthcare West escrow account. After Wells Fargo officials realized they'd fallen for a scam, authorities were alerted and a lawsuit was filed by the U.S. District Attorney's Office to recover whatever money may still be in the fraudulent account, according to the complaint for forfeiture.

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