Bank Manager Steals $208,939 From Customer, Extracts Money From Accounts Despite Victim’s Demise: US Department of Justice

Bank Manager Steals $208,939 From Customer, Extracts Money From Accounts Despite Victim’s Demise: US Department of Justice


A former bank manager has admitted to stealing from a customer’s accounts in a scheme that lasted even after the victim’s death.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey says 43-year-old James Gomes has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud affecting a financial institution.

The DOJ says Gomes, who worked as a branch manager for an unnamed international bank, concocted a scheme that siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars from the victim.

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From January to April of 2020, Gomes accessed the customer’s accounts more than a dozen times without authorization. He created an email address under the victim’s name and used it to enroll the customer’s accounts to the lender’s online banking services. Gomes also linked his personal mobile number

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