Yet, Arlando Henderson in North Carolina did exactly that as he posed with stacks of money in pictures that he posted to his social media, following the loss of thousands of dollars in his place of work.
The Charlotte bank employee was arrested on the fourth of December as, according to a statement released by the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of North Carolina on Friday, 13th December, he had access to the bank vault that he stole over $88,000 from.
Henderson’s alleged takings from the bank took place over 18 different occasions over 2019, with the money largely coming from deposits made by customers.
With the newly acquired cash, “a large cash down payment on a luxury vehicle” was made by the 29-year-old of roughly $20,000, with the rest being covered by a loan Henderson obtained from a separate bank.
The indictment claims he managed this by “providing false information and falsified documents, including falsified bank statements.”
By all accounts, he actually seemed quite good – proficient even – at stealing from his place of work, but Henderson was then let down by his proclivity for uploading images of himself posing with money and his new car on social media, as well as several fairly boastful statuses.
Post captions included:
“Looking at my brand thinking this how I got rich.“
“I make it look easy but this sh*t really a PROCESS.“
To be fair, I imagine stealing from a bank is quite hard.
Henderson’s crime extract a heavy toll, though, adding up to him being charged with two counts of financial institution fraud, 19 counts of theft, embezzlement and misapplication, and 12 counts of making false entries. This equates to a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, along with a $1 million fine per count.
On top of that, he is also looking at a charge of transactional money laundering, which carries a penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
He probably shouldn’t have stolen all of that money.
Images via Facebook, Getty
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