28 November 2023- A woman already facing numerous alleged bank frauds in Chambersburg as well as fleeing an officer has been arraigned on similar charges after she allegedly tried the same tactic in Greencastle. Brandi Lynn Albano is charged with felony forgery, felony receiving stolen property, felony identity theft, and felony theft by deception. Albano is still behind bars in Franklin County, now with an additional bail of $75,000. Additionally, it appears Albano is also facing more criminal charges following additional thefts in Chambersburg but has not been arraigned on those charges.
PSP Troopers were dispatched to the Corning Credit Union on Molly Pitcher Highway, Greencastle on November 21st for a reported inactive theft/fraud. When they arrived they spoke with bank staff, with them learning that someone had forged a $2,600 check the month prior.
That person, now believed by investigators to be Brandi Albano, drove through the bank’s drive thru on October 10th and deposited a check involving stolen identities of real bank patrons. Albano is also believed to have been involved in a similar episode at the Corning Credit Union earlier in the day in Chambersburg.
PSP spoke with Chambersburg PD, with the latter allegedly identifying the woman as Brandi Albano. The facial cameras at CCU’s drive thru took a picture of Albano, giving them proper identification.
Albano, according to investigators, was also involved with a similar check forging incident at the Patriot Federal Credit Union on Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg that same day. She has since been charged with that incident, as well.
After that Patriot incident was recorded, police put out a BOLO, or Be On the Look Out, for Albano’s silver Nissan Altima. Troopers were involved with a chase with Albano shortly after the issuance of the BOLO, with them eventually finding stolen drivers licenses, debit cards, credit cards, and bank checks belonging to the identity theft and forgery victims previously affected by Albano’s actions in Chambersburg and Greencastle. Police say that after the pursuit, they were able to find the items on the side of the interstate by where Albano had driven during the chase.
Brandi Albano is behind bars, this time with an additional bail of $75,000. Her preliminary hearing for this case is set for December 5th.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39305-CR-0000187-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-1512132, Docket Number: MJ-39201-CR-0000397-2023