AG honors WA bank workers who aided confused man



BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Attorney General Rob McKenna is providing training materials for bank tellers to help them be on the lookout for customers who might be vulnerable to fraud.

McKenna announced the resources Thursday while visiting a Bank of America branch in Bellevue where two women arrived in 2008 with a confused man and sought to cash out his funds.

One of the women had announced that she had just married the 78-year-old. McKenna’s office says she was a massage therapist from his assisted living facility.

Officials say the employees called authorities and the customer’s account was protected. McKenna says the training materials encourage bank employees to be just as attentive to the needs of vulnerable customers.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says bank employees are in the best position to spot these crimes before they occur.