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Banker Accused of Stealing from Elderly Client

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Police say Wells Fargo personal banker is accused of stealing about $10,600 from an elderly customer's account.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says Daniel Araujo befriended a 90-year-old bank customer and asked her to sign what she thought was a transfer slip from her checking to savings account. Jones says the form was actually a withdrawal slip.
Jones says the case was investigated the by major fraud unit and Araujo surrendered to authorities Friday. He's charged with theft by taking and financial exploitation of an elderly person. Jones says police are looking into whether there may be additional victims because Araujo's bank records show more than $50,000 in recent cash deposits.
According to Fulton County jail records, Araujo is free on $30,000 bond. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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