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Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, Porcha Bush, 26, and Ashley Fambrough, 18, entered the Wells Fargo bank at 440 E. Olive Ave. and attempted to get a cash advance off a credit card.

When the teller tried the transaction the credit card was declined and a fraud alert notification was sent.

The bank notified the Turlock Police Department and officers were able to stop the two women just as they were leaving the parking lot.

Inside the women’s car officers found more than 30 fraudulent credit cards, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The women were using phony identification cards that had been linked to real accounts to steal the money, according to the police report. It’s suspected they had been using this scheme at multiple banks in the Central Valley area.

The two women were booked into Stanislaus County Jail, where a search revealed an additional fraudulent credit card and cash hidden on Fambrough’s person.

Bush was booked for commercial burglary, attempting to pass a counterfeit credit card with intent to defraud and conspiracy, and Fambrough was booked for possession of account information for another’s credit card with intent to commit fraud and conspiracy.