Former Bank Teller Pleads Guilty To Stealing Almost $200,000 From Homeless Customer : The Two-Way : NPR

A former bank teller pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $185,000 from a homeless customer.

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A former bank teller pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $185,000 from a homeless customer.

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A onetime bank teller in Washington, D.C., stole tens of thousands of dollars from a homeless customer who earned money as a street vendor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Phelon Davis, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a charge of interstate transportation of stolen property, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

Davis was working as a teller at a Wells Fargo branch in the upscale neighborhood of Georgetown, reports The Washington Post. In October of 2014, a longtime bank customer, who was not named in court filings, tried to deposit thousands of dollars from a garbage bag into one of his accounts, but the accounts had gone dormant due to inactivity.

“In reviewing the customer’s accounts, Davis noticed that the customer had a surprisingly large balance,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s release. Davis instructed the customer to get identification documents and a Social Security card to reactivate the accounts. Davis then used that data to fraudulently open a new account in the customer’s name.

Over the course of two years, Davis transferred money to the new account, using ATMs 144 times and withdrawing a total of $185,440. He used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, taking vacations to Jamaica, Aruba…

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