ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - A teenage mother says she was duped by an online ad promising easy money and was kidnapping and forced at gunpoint to withdrawal all the money from her bank account.
According to a Rock Hill Police report, a 16-year-old girl told a school resource officer last month that she had been kidnapped the weekend before. The teen, whose name has not been released, reportedly noticed a Facebook ad promising "quick money" so she reached out.
After contacting the man who posted the ad, the teen says she met him at a Wells Fargo Bank in Rock Hill on February 19 around 3 p.m. The man, who was in a vehicle with a second man, told her to get into the car.
He then told her he was joking about the ad, pulled out a gun and told her to do what they said.
According to the report, the men then drove her around to the ATM and forced her to deposit a counterfeit check for $2,500. They drove to another Wells Fargo Bank in Rock Hill and deposited a second counterfeit check for $2,500 in the ATM.
The pair reportedly drove the teen to a third bank and forced her to go inside and withdrawal the $5,000 they had just deposited, along with the rest of her money. She came back and handed the men $5,144, according to the report.
They forced her back into the car and then dropped her off at an undisclosed location, without the money.
The girl told officers that she was afraid of what they would do to her two children if she contacted police.
Anthony Desean Lewis, a man who fit the teen's description of the man involved, was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and is currently being held in the York County Detention Center.
He's facing charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and federal chartered financial institution crimes.