Theft with a smile? Police seek man accused of stealing $25K from 3 banks

Surveillance cameras captured this photo of a man who allegedly took $25,000 from another person's bank accounts in Hall County.

Credit: Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta

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Surveillance cameras captured this photo of a man who allegedly took $25,000 from another person's bank accounts in Hall County.

Credit: Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta

Credit: Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta

Investigators in Hall County released photos Thursday of a man who appears to be pretty jovial while allegedly withdrawing $25,000 from another person’s bank account.

The man took out $5,000 at each of five stops Tuesday, according to a post on the Oakwood police Facebook page. The man went to three Bank of America branches in Oakwood and Gainesville, hitting two branches twice, Oakwood Police Sgt. Todd Templeton said.

The case was sent to Oakwood from Texas, where the account owner lives, officials said. The owner doesn’t know the man who was photographed by surveillance cameras, according to Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta.

The happy man is probably in his mid- to late 20s, according to the Crime Stoppers Facebook page.

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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