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Greek national accused in overdraft scheme

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A woman from Greece is facing federal indictment for an alleged scheme that cost American banks nearly $2 million.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Louis on Thursday announced the indictment of 59-year-old Dora Argyropoulos of Athens. She was arrested Nov. 9 in Miami as she entered the U.S. She is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy.

Authorities allege that Argyropoulos and others made fake business registrations to apply for checking accounts at no fewer than 10 American banks. The U.S. Attorney’s office says they returned to Greece and used debit cards to run up overdrafts that amounted to more than $1.7 million.

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