Fraud investigation leads to multiple charges for Georgia man

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A Georgia resident was charged by Rowan County detectives for financial crimes after he posed as a fraud investigator with Wells Fargo Bank.

Last December, the victim received a notification through text message requesting to confirm whether a charge on their debit card was legitimate. After replying “no,” the victim was told they would be contacted by a fraud investigator to follow up.

A male, who investigators believe was 44-year-old Logan Edward Shanahan of Tucker, Georgia, called the victim and obtained their banking information during their conversation.

Shanahan allegedly added the victim’s debit card information to his cell phone and went to Wells Fargo branches in Charlotte, Lexington, Archdale, High Point and Greensboro where he obtained cashier’s checks totaling more than $20,000.

Rowan County investigators were able to identify Shanahan as the suspect and obtained 13 felony warrants on him for identify theft, financial card theft, forgery, financial card fraud, and obtaining property by false pretenses.

He was located on May 7 by officers with the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia where he was taken into custody. Plans are being made to extradite him back to North Carolina to face the charges.