2 arrested after surveillance video shows them fraudulently withdraw funds, police say

Francisco Oramas, 54, and Rene Merino, 70, arrested Thursday

From left: Francisco Oramas, Rene Merino
From left: Francisco Oramas, Rene Merino

HIALEAH, Fla. – Two men were arrested Thursday after surveillance video captured them fraudulently withdrawing thousands of dollars from a victim's checking and savings account at a Hialeah Bank of America, police said.

Francisco Oramas, 54, and Rene Merino, 70, face charges of grand theft and fraudulently using someone's personal identification.

Police said the men were captured on surveillance video using the virtual bank teller at Bank of America at 175 Hialeah Drive.

According to an arrest report, Oramas, who had Merino inside his car during the transactions, withdrew more than $7,500 from the victim's accounts between May 31 and June 5.

(***Local 10 News previously published a surveillance image showing a woman using the ATM provided by Bank of America. Hialeah police confirm that the woman is not a suspect in the case, saying "The Hialeah Police Department apologizes for reporting erroneous information provided to our department during the course of the investigation."***)

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