The Marietta Police Department is urging customers to monitor their bank accounts after officers said they caught a Wells Fargo employee committing fraud using information from multiple accounts.
Kwasi Adadevoh, 24, of Marietta, was arrested after an undercover officer spotted him approaching a Wells Fargo ATM in gloves, a mask and a hooded sweatshirt, police Officer Brittany Wallace said Tuesday.
The alleged incident happened in the 600 block of Roswell Street about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 28.
“The male appeared to make a transaction and sprint back to a vehicle that was parked 100 yards away,” Wallace said.
The officer called for backup, and a marked police car pulled into the parking lot and stopped the car, Wallace said.
They found several bank documents in the passenger seat and detained Adadevoh.
“Upon search of Adadevoh’s vehicle it was determined that he was an employee at a Wells Fargo Bank and he was committing fraudulent activity with multiple accounts by using Wells Fargo customer’s information,” Wallace said.
Police also found amphetamines and marijuana in the vehicle, Wallace said. Adadevoh was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of amphetamines, drugs not in original container and possession of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. He had the 11 amphetamine pills and one Xanax pill near Park Street Elementary School, police said in an arrest warrant.
Adadevoh was released from the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on Sept. 29 on $8,000 bond, sheriff’s office spokesman Robert Quigley said.
The Wells Fargo Fraud Department is investigating the alleged fraud.