Local Bank Teller Arrested

A teller at a local bank was arrested earlier this week after a customer notified the bank that their account was missing funds.

Summerville Police were called in to investigate after Bill Tutton with First National Bank in Summerville alerted them about a theft.  Mr. Tutton was able to provide police with video surveillance, along with documentation relating to an employee of the bank stealing thousands of dollars from customer’s accounts.

 Jasmine Leigh’an Carico

The teller began the series of fraudulent withdrawals from customer’s accounts on July 21st.  Over the next several days the employee of the bank made a total of six withdrawals that totaled over $15,300.

The video allegedly shows the bank teller using fraudulent withdrawal slips to steal the money from the customer’s accounts.  The teller would process the phony withdrawals with no customers at her window. Video also showed the teller taking an envelope full of money into a closet where police believe she put the cash in her pocketbook.

Twenty-two-year-old Jasmine Carico of Trion was arrested and charged with financial identity fraud, four counts of third-degree forgery and two counts of fourth-degree forgery and was booked into the Chattooga County Jail.