Employee at Billion-Dollar Bank Arrested, Accused of Stealing $44,000 From Account of Deceased Customer
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Employee at Billion-Dollar Bank Arrested, Accused of Stealing $44,000 From Account of Deceased Customer

An employee at a billion-dollar bank has reportedly been arrested and accused of stealing money from the account of a deceased customer.

Latia Wynn of Wilmington, Delaware, was arrested by police for allegedly withdrawing $44,000 from a deceased customer’s account at WSFS Bank, NBC affiliate Philadelphia10 reports.

When one of its customers passed away in a motor vehicle accident, their family reportedly began closing all of their accounts – but noticed a lot of money was missing.

After officers were dispatched to the family of the victim, investigators were led to Wynn, who was later identified as a suspect and is now charged with one felony count of identity theft, one felony count of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, and one felony count of theft of $1,500 or greater.

The 25 year-old has been formally charged and released on an $18,000 unsecured bail.

As of March 31, 2024, WSFS Financial Corporation had $20.6 billion in assets and $80.5 billion in assets under management and administration.

In a similar case, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey recently said bank employee Jorge Nova has pleaded guilty to a count of wire fraud and faces a 30 year prison sentence for draining $105,000 from a deceased customer’s account.

Nova was working at an unnamed commercial bank in Nutley, New Jersey when he came across a deceased customer’s account that had continued to collect Social Security benefits by direct deposit.

The retiree, who was receiving $2,372 per month in benefits, passed away on August 29th, 2014 – but the Social Security Administration (SSA) was not notified of the person’s death.

Consequently, the beneficiary’s account continued to receive funds from the SSA for more than four years.

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