FDLE arrests former bank employee for grand theft, fraud

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents arrested Johnathan Toriana Coleman Jr., 28, of Delray Beach, on one felony count each of bank fraud, grand theft and organized fraud.
Coleman was formerly an employee with a Pensacola-area credit union. The investigation showed that Coleman used his position to supply customer account information to a third party, who would pose as the member and initiate unauthorized transfers of funds to mule accounts at the credit union.
Agents discovered that Coleman helped defraud 38 account holders out of a total of $357,491, and that, within three days of each illegal transfer made by the third party, Coleman received payments from the third party totaling nearly $30,000.
All of the affected account holders have since been notified by the credit union.
Agents with FDLE’s Miami Regional Operations Center, with assistance from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Coleman yesterday.
Coleman was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on $115,000 bond. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, First Judicial Circuit.
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