Ex-Tewksbury Bank Manager Charged With Theft of $47K From Brain Surgery Patient
The former manager of Sovereign Bank in Tewksbury was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing more than $47,000 from a brain surgery patient.
Jose A. Dejesus, 38, of 333 Meridian St., Boston was arrested with assistance from the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Police following an investigation that lasted more than a year.
Tewksbury police began investigating Dejesus in August 2012, when he was acting as the manager for the former Sovereign Bank located at 1866 Main St.
Authorities allege Dejesus befriended a customer who recently had brain surgery and stole $47,734.68 from her account. A concerned family member noticed money missing and contacted police on behalf of the victim.
Dejesus is being charged with 16 counts of larceny over $250, nine counts of forgery and nine counts of uttering a false document, according to Tewksbury Police.
Police arrested Dejesus at his Boston apartment and then transported him back to Tewksbury.
Dejesus was arraigned in Lowell District Court Wednesday morning and is currently being held on $5,000 cash bail.
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