One North Carolina man proved once again that social media is the easiest way for a person to dry snitch on themselves.
Arlando Henderson, an employee at a Charlotte financial institution, allegedly stole money from deposits made by customers that were held in the vault on at least 18 separate occasions in 2019. Per the indictment, he'd allegedly taken over $88,000 in cash.
Authorities were able to track Henderson's activity because he showed them the money via his social media. Henderson posted pictures to Facebook and Instagram showing him holding stacks of the stolen money and the things he purchased with the cash. In July, Henderson allegedly stole $70,000 from the vault and then made a $20,000 cash down payment on a 2019 Mercedes-Benz. According to the local Fox affiliate, Henderson's Facebook shows him posing with the white Mercedes-Benz in September.
"I make it look easy but this…really a PROCESS," Henderson wrote in another now-deleted Facebook post showing him holding a stack of money and smoking a cigarette.
Police were also able to monitor his movements because Henderson would typically deposit the stolen money into an ATM near the bank where he worked. Henderson also falsified several documents to receive loans like the one he used to purchase the Mercedes. Additionally, he reportedly destroyed documents and doctored the bank's books in an attempt to cover up his crimes.
Henderson was arrested in San Diego on Dec. 4. He is facing two counts of fraud and 19 counts of theft, embezzlement, and misapplication. He's also looking at 12 counts of making false entries—which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine per count—and a transactional money laundering charge that could add 10 years to his sentence.