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BCSO Searching For Suspect in Suspicious Transaction

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Bay County Sheriff deputies are asking for your help in identifying a person who they say could be responsible for a suspicious transaction.

A little over two months ago, an individual claiming they were the account holder withdrew $115,000 in cash from a bank in Panama City Beach. After multiple interviews with bank tellers and after viewing surveillance footage, investigators determined an elderly female or male to be a person of interest.

The theft occurred at the Regions Bank on Thomas Drive on Panama City Beach. BCSO Investigator Craig Romans says it's possible this person could be an elderly female or male. Witnesses say he or she is about 5-foot-6 with a medium build and in their 70's.

The transaction was made back in July from a joint account whose holders have never resided in Panama City Beach.  Investigator Romans say if proper protocol was followed, this could've been preventable.

Investigators say this makes it a bit more difficult and there's a possibility the person behind this may not be local as well. "It could be someone passing through or it could be a local, there's also a possibIlity it could be an employee of the bank. We're leaving all options open and following all leads they have right now," says Romans.

If you have any information, investigators urge you to call the Bay County Sheriffs Office at 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.