Sniper Shootings: Bank Transfer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An official with Maryland-based Chevy Chase Bank says teen-age sniper suspect Lee Malvo asked about receiving a large wire transfer the day before the final sniper shooting.

Security chief Kevin Smith says Malvo asked a manager at the Dulles Town Center branch in northern Virginia if he could receive a large wire transfer without opening an account or giving his name.

Smith says Malvo was told "no" and left. Smith says the exchange was captured on security video.

Investigators say it could help prosecutors build their case that Malvo and John Allen Muhammad carried out the shootings in an attempt to extort money from the government.

The bank visit came hours after police missed a payment deadline for $10 million.

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