Bank employee arrested for alleged theft after posting photos of cash on social media
An employee from North Carolina, United States allegedly stole over $88,000 (around P4.4 million) from the bank he was working at. He then saw it fit to post pictures of himself with the cash on social media.
Arlando Henderson, 29, was arrested by police in San Diego, California on Dec. 4 for stealing directly from the vault of American bank Wells Fargo, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of North Carolina.
Henderson was said to have access to the bank’s vault, and has stolen cash from it on at least 18 occasions this year. He allegedly used the money for personal expenses, including a $20,000 cash downpayment for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz luxury car.
In Henderson’s criminal indictment, which was unsealed this week, it was noted that the suspect posted several photos of him posing with large stacks of cash.
Henderson, who goes by the handle @aceey4oez on Instagram, however has either deactivated or deleted his Facebook account, preventing access to these photos.
Some of the said photos, however, were saved and reuploaded by netizens. One Twitter user @ezas123 gave others the chance to see them, tweeting the photos earlier today, Dec. 15.
Prosecutors say a man stole $88,000 from a bank vault. The FBI caught him after he flashed stacks of bills on social media ( Source: https://t.co/uU7gAyP4za )
— Brian 💬 (@ezas123) December 14, 2019
On numerous days when Henderson stole money from the vault, he deposited them to ATMs near his workplace, the indictment stated.
It is further alleged that the suspect destroyed and created certain documents, and even caused others to make false entries to cover up the theft, the statement read.
Henderson is now facing multiple charges, which include: two counts of financial institution fraud, 19 counts of theft, embezzlement and misapplication, and 12 counts of making false entries. These carry a maximum penalty of 30 years, plus a $1 million fine per count.
The suspect is also facing a transactional money laundering charge, which can land him 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Ian Biong/JB
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