Posted October 28, 2018 12:42:42 A 27-year-old man has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 from a bank and fraudulently claiming it as his own.
Key points:A 28-year old man was allegedly charged with fraudulting bank funds, but the man has since been released without chargeThe man’s family said they were heartbrokenThe man allegedly stole the money from a branch of the Northern Territory branch of Commonwealth Bank, in the capital Darwin, on Monday morning.
“I was in shock,” he told reporters.
“My wife, my two-year and two-month-old children were crying in the kitchen.
It’s just horrible.”
The man is alleged to have entered the branch with his wife and two children, and stole $5,000.
The branch told ABC News the money was transferred to a personal bank account and had not been used since.
It said the bank was notified and a full investigation was underway.
“This is a major incident that has left us with the most serious investigation we have ever had,” the Northern Bank said in a statement.
“We will continue to work with our banking partners to identify and pursue the most appropriate resolution.”
The Northern Bank is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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