Bank Teller Says He Was Blackmailed Into Stealing Over $12K From Customers

Jordan Paul Jernigan, 22

A former bank teller from Georgia who was indicted on multiple charges for allegedly stealing $12,5000 from customers is claiming that he was blackmailed into committing the crimes. Jordan Paul Jernigan, 22, was arrested in October following a months-long investigation by Wells Fargo and the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Officials say he gained access to customers' accounts and withdrew money in April and May. 

He reportedly handed the money over Nicholas Brown, who threatened to expose Jernigan's affair with a coworker if he failed to cooperate in the scheme. Brown moved to California before an arrest warrant could be signed, and officials in Georgia are working to track him down so he can be extradited to face charges. He is facing three counts of fraud and theft by taking.

Jernigan was charged with multiple felonies, including four counts of identity fraud, one count of computer crime and invasion of privacy, and pne count of theft by taking. He was released on a $17,180 bond. Officials believe that a female suspect is also involved and are trying to identify her.

Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

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