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World’s Dumbest Criminals – Arlando Henderson Steals Money from Bank Vault, Flashes Stacks of Bills on Social Media

By Cody Roark

Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See The Dad of All Trades

In today’s installment of World’s Dumbest Criminals, we take a glance at Arlando Henderson. A bank employee who stole money from the bank vault and flashed stacks of bills on social media.

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According to the Department of Justice, A criminal indictment was unsealed the week of December 13, 2019, in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina following the arrest of Arlando M. Henderson by the FBI in San Diego, California.  Henderson, 29, of Charlotte, is charged with financial institution fraud and related charges, for stealing more than $88,000 in cash from the vault of the bank where he was employed, and then perpetrating a separate loan fraud in association with the acquisition of a luxury automobile.

Henderson was working at a bank in Charlotte. As a bank employee, he had admittance to the facility’s vault. Apparently, on at least 18 occasions in 2019, Henderson stole money from deposits made by bank patrons from the vault itself. He then used the currency to compensate for personal expenses and to make a substantial cash down payment on a luxury vehicle. A $20,000 deposit on a 2019 Mercedes-Benz he made after he had already stolen $70,000.
World's Dumbest Criminals - Arlando Henderson Steals Money from Bank Vault, Flashes Stacks of Bills on Social Media
Arlando Henderson posing with the stolen cash.
During the numerous dates on which Henderson stole money, he also made cash deposits at an ATM near his workplace, as the indictment claims. Supposedly, Henderson destroyed certain documents and created, or caused others to create, fraudulent entries in the bank’s books and records to cover up the theft.
There’s a chance he could’ve gotten away with the crime, however, he just couldn’t manage to keep his fortune a mystery. Henderson took to Instagram and Facebook, posting photos of himself holding huge stacks of bills and posing beside his brand-new car. Though the posts on Facebook have been taken down since he was discovered, in one photo Henderson wrote, “I make it look easy, but this [expletive] really a process.”
World's Dumbest Criminals - Arlando Henderson Steals Money from Bank Vault, Flashes Stacks of Bills on Social Media
Another of Henderson’s prideful photos.
As you would imagine, it didn’t take law enforcement long to catch on once he became brazen enough to start boasting on social media. FBI agents arrested Henderson in San Diego on December 4, 2019.  Henderson had his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gallo, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

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It would appear as though social media and selfies are becoming a self-destructive trend for would-be thieves around the world. Maybe one day they’ll wise up and stay off the internet, but for our sake  (and our money’s) hopefully, they never do! That’s it for today’s World’s Dumbest Criminal, stay tuned for more would-be criminal antics!

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