A man was arrested Friday and booked on 188 counts of bank fraud for allegedly stealing from his Mandeville employer during 2012 and 2013, according to Kevin Covert, a Mandeville Police spokesman.
Jerry Carter, 51, was booked on a count of theft in addition to the counts of bank fraud, Covert said.
Carter was an authorized user of the checking account at Minnie’s Quickstop until Nov. 2013, when his employer noted a $2,000 discrepancy on a withdrawal slip. When confronted, Carter immediately gave his employer $2,000 and said the bank must have made a mistake, Covert said.
Carter lost his bank account privileges, but remained an employee until August when he was caught stealing a roll of quarters and fired, Covert said. A subsequent review of transactions involving Carter showed that during 2012 and 2013, he had withdrawn $219,200 from his employer’s checking account out without authorization, Covert said.
Carter confessed to the thefts, Covert said. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
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