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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Georgetown bank teller stole $185,000 from homeless customer with garbage bag of cash

A 29-year-old bank teller stole more than $185,000 from a homeless customer who tried to deposit a garbage bag full of cash at a Wells Fargo branch in Georgetown, according to court filings and attorneys in the case.

In a deal with prosecutors, Phelon Davis of District Heights, Md., pleaded guilty Thursday to one federal felony count of interstate transportation of stolen property, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The victim was unnamed in court filings but was described as a homeless street vendor and longtime Wells Fargo customer who had more than one account that had gone dormant because of a lack of activity.



Anonymous said...

I think all banks like Wells Fargo should be responsible for crimes committed by their employees. This customer should not have to wait a lifetime for this pansy a$$ soft spoken bank teller to pay him back. The Bank is responsible for this employees actions and the bank should immediately repay this customer and the customer should find another bank.

This is exactly why customers don't trust banks.

The banks should pay customers back and the thieves should pay the bank back.

Anonymous said...

No shame.

Anonymous said...

How does a homeless street vendor carry the mush cash and if so HOW is he homeless?

Anonymous said...

Homeless = no fixed address, no home in a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment.
Some chose to be homeless. Some don't. Some fail at trying not to be homeless.

Anonymous said...

He has no home or car and no insurance he's rich because he pays no taxes.