When stunting goes wrong, it lands you in jail.
Arlando Henderson, 29, was an employee at a Wells Fargo bank in Charlotte, NC. Arlando had keys to the bank vault and stole more than $88,000 from the vault. Upon that Arlando bought a 2019 Mercedes Benz and put $20,000 down on the vehicle in cash at a North Carolina dealership.
Arlando was arrested in early December 2019.
On at least 18 occasions in 2019, Arlando stole cash from deposits made by bank customers from the bank vault, and used the money to pay for personal expenses and to make a large cash down payment on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz.
Arlando made cash deposits at an ATM near his job, prosecutors say. It is further alleged that Mr. Henderson destroyed certain documents and made, or caused others to make, false entries in the Wells Fargo's books and records to cover up the theft.
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In total Arlando is accused of stealing over $88,000 from the Wells Fargo bank vault in Charlotte.
Arlando posted pictures of himself holding stacks of cash on social media.
In July 2019, after Arlando had allegedly stolen more than $70,000 in cash from the bank vault, he made a $20,000 cash down payment on a 2019 Mercedes-Benz, and obtained a car loan for the remaining balance from another financial institution, by providing false information and falsified documents, including falsified bank statements.
Prosecutors said Arlando tried to hide it by destroying documents or getting other people to lie on bank accounts.
Arlando is charged with two counts of financial institution fraud, 19 counts of theft, embezzlement and misapplication, and twelve counts of making false entries, which carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine, per count; and transactional money laundering, which carries a penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.