A bank teller used debit cards to steal thousands of dollars from an 83-year-old customer, Tennessee officials said.
The Memphis-area man now faces multiple charges, including identity theft and financial exploitation, according to online records released Jan. 4.
The Memphis Police Department said the 27-year-old was working at First National Bank when officers conducted a separate fraud investigation. In July 2021, police reportedly found the woman’s debit card on the man.
The officer contacted the 83-year-old woman and learned that her account “was being used fraudulently to make purchases and withdrawals,” according to online court records.
When the woman went to the bank to dispute the charge, the teller reportedly gave her a new card and asked for her PIN. He also “told her the charge would be dropped,” according to the arrest warrant.
But police believe the teller stole $28,111 from the woman. He was caught on video withdrawing money from her Walmart and Bank of America cards between May and June 2021, officials said.
The man was taken into custody Jan. 4 and charged with identity theft, financial exploitation of an elderly/vulnerable person, theft of property and “fraudulent use of a credit/debit card,” according to an affidavit and Shelby County jail records.
Calls to the Memphis Police Department by a McClatchy News reporter seeking additional information were not returned on Jan. 5.
Worker charges thousands on woman’s card: Memphis, Tennessee police
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