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She sent a $50 check in the mail. But a scammer changed it to $5K and the bank cashed it.

Like many people, Margo Anderson likes to donate to charitable causes every December.

At the end of 2020, the Morris Plains woman wrote a $50 donation check to her high school alma mater, Packer Collegiate Institute, in Brooklyn.

But on Dec. 14, she noticed a problem with her TD Bank checking account.

“I noticed a big discrepancy between what I said it had and what the bank said it had,” she said. “It turned out, because I saw the check image, someone had somehow removed all my check information and written herself — the name is Sharine Gomez, which is likely made up — a check for $4,860, which was withdrawn from my account.”


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