Sunday, September 19, 2021

Former Wells Fargo Employee Charged with Stealing $88K Cash from Vault


*A 29-year-old Charlotte resident has been arrested by Federal investigators for allegedly stealing $88,000 from a Wells Fargo location.

Arlando M. Henderson even posted photos of stolen stacks of bills online, taken from the vault he had access to at the Well Fargo where he worked.

Henderson reportedly stole the sum over the course of at least 18 different occasions in 2019, according to a federal indictment filed in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of North Carolina on Nov. 19, ABC news reports.

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Arlando M. HendersonHenderson was hired in April, and by July, he had allegedly stolen more than $70,000 in cash, court documents state. The money he allegedly stole came from deposits made by bank customers.

Prosecutors claim he would deposit the cash in $50 and $100 bills into his account at an ATM near the bank. He concealed his actions by destroying or falsifying certain documents and records related to customers’ deposits, the report states. But after taking the money, he was less careful about hiding his activities.

Henderson posted about having access to large amounts of money on his social media accounts, several photos show him holding stacks of cash. One caption read, “I make it look easy but this shyt really a PROCESS.”

He allegedly used the money on personal expenses, such as a $20,000 cash payment on a 2019 Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Henderson was arrested in San Diego on Dec. 4 and charged with two counts of financial institution fraud, 19 counts of theft, embezzlement and misapplication,12 counts of making false entries and transactional money laundering.

The charges combined carry a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of $1.25 million.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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