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Calif. shooters received $28G deposit before attack: report

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Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 12:10 AM

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A deposit of $ 28,000 was left in Syed Farook’s bank account two weeks before his San Bernardino attack tasked alongside his wife, Tashfeen Malik.

Syed Farook received a $ 28,000 deposit to his bank account nearly two weeks before he and his wife unleashed a deadly terrorist attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 people, according to a Fox News report.

The origin of the large sum was not immediately clear. It was then split between Farook in the form of a $ 10,000 cash withdrawal and $ 15,000 to an account believed associated with his live-in mother, Rafia Farook, the report stated citing an anonymous source close to the investigation.

Federal investigators are looking into Farook’s mother to see if she aided in the attack, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday.

Rafia Farook’s driver’s license was shared on national television during a media swarm into the family’s home.

The couple was killed by police after fleeing deadly attack at Syed Farook's employee holiday party.MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

The couple was killed by police after fleeing deadly attack at Syed Farook’s employee holiday party.

The Nov. 18 deposit suggests Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, plotted their attack in advance of the Dec. 2 rampage at a holiday banquet for his employer, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

The deposit was transfered through WebBank.com, but its management refused to speak to Fox News on the pending investigation.

The FBI already stated the couple had been radicalized for “some time,” officials revealed at a media briefing Monday.

Mounting evidence against Farook and Malik suggest the couple was preparing for a large attack with more than two dozen pipe bombs split between their possession and at home.

They went target practicing at shooting ranges near Los Angeles.

Investigators are tracking where the $ 10,000 cash withdrawal went and whether Farook used it to reimburse Enrique Marquez, the couple’s neighbor, for two assault rifles used in the attack, FOX reported.

Marquez bought the weapons in 2011 and 2012 legally.

nhensley@nydailynews.com


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