Suspect in BankPacific ATM fraudulent transaction case turns himself in

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

Tyler Francis Regis, the suspect in the BankPacific ATM fraudulent transaction case, surrendered to authorities on Saturday telling police that the deceased victim was a family friend who lent him the ATM card to pay for his car and insurance.

But he reportedly admitted that even after the victim passed away, he continued to make withdrawals from the decedent’s account using the ATM. He was charged with identity theft and theft both as second-degree felonies. He was booked and confined.

Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao said that upon the discovery of the discrepancies, BankPacific and Guam Crime Stoppers reached out to the community for help in identifying a male individual that had been noted using the deceased’s ATM card at a local retail outlet.

The video and still photo were captured by the ATM’s video surveillance and had been circulated through various media outlets to include social media.

According to GPD, the suspect stole the deceased person’s identity and used the victim’s ATM card to make withdrawals and numerous transactions for nearly four months until someone noticed that over $30,000 was missing from the deceased’s account.

It was BankPacific that caught on to the fraudulent transactions as they were informed that the account holder had died in early January, making it impossible for the victim to conduct any transactions.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.