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May 22, 2013

Bank worker accused of theft, fiscal exploitation

ATLANTA — Police say Wells Fargo personal banker is accused of stealing about $10,600 from an elderly customer’s account.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says Daniel Araujo befriended a 90-year-old bank customer and asked her to sign what she thought was a transfer slip from her checking to savings account. Jones says the form was actually a withdrawal slip.

The bank says it’s cooperating with police and the customer won’t suffer any loss.

Jones says Araujo surrendered to authorities Friday. He’s charged with theft by taking and financial exploitation of an elderly person. Jones says police are looking into whether there are more victims because Araujo’s bank records show more than $50,000 in recent deposits.  

Jail records show Araujo is free on $30,000 bond. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

 

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