Bank employee arrested for elderly exploitation

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A Wells Fargo bank employee was arrested for stealing money from elderly customers in Flagler County on Friday.

Carmelo David Ortega, 37, of Palm Coast was arrested on three counts of exploitation of the elderly and one count of organized scheming to defraud.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, three customers of the bank discovered missing funds from their accounts after meeting with Ortega.

The investigation by Detective Henry Miller, which began in April, allegedly found that Ortega fraudulently withdrew around $6,000 in cash from the accounts of the victims.

The ages of the victims are 64, 84 and 86 years-old, according to SJCSO.

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Bank employee arrested for elderly exploitation


2 Responses to “Bank employee arrested for elderly exploitation”

  1. Thelma Says:

    Don't banks have some kind of mechanism (IT) in place to prevent this type of theft, or catch it quickly?

  2. StandUp Says:

    More and more banks are becoming scary places!

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