Wells Fargo Employee Accused Of Stealing $10K From 90-Year-Old Customer

A personal banker at a Wells Fargo branch in Atlanta has been arrested and charged with felony theft for allegedly tricking an elderly customer into giving him more than $10,000. And she may not be the only victim.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Wells employee befriended the 90-year-old customer. He later called her and asked her to come into the branch to sign a transfer document that would move $10,600 from her checking account into savings.

Problem is, the form she signed wasn’t a transfer document, but a withdrawal slip.

Police say the former Wells worker then used the slip to take the cash out of the woman’s account and deposit it into his own.

Because the customer is old but not stupid, she noticed when her $10,600 had gone missing and contacted the police. Authorities worked with the bank and came to the conclusion that the personal banker was the perpetrator.

Given that the suspect — who has been charged with felony theft by taking and financial exploitation of an elderly person — recently deposited more than $50,000 in cash into his account, authorities believe there may be other victims out there.