By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
Former Wells Fargo employee arrested for identity fraud, theft by taking
Jordan Paul Jernigan
Jordan Paul Jernigan

A Wells Fargo bank teller from Alpharetta was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office this week for allegedly using customer’s accounts to steal thousands of dollars.

Jordan Paul Jernigan, 22, a former bank teller at the Wells Fargo on Johns Creek Parkway in south Forsyth, was taken into custody at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 22, following investigations by Wells Fargo and the sheriff’s office.

Jernigan is accused of gaining access to multiple customer accounts at the bank between April and May of 2019, allegedly withdrawing funds from those accounts and transferring the funds to an unidentified female suspect during that period, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater.

In July, Wells Fargo investigators reached out to the sheriff’s office, alerting them to the situation, Rainwater said.

Two customers at the bank have reportedly been identified as victims of the scheme and as much as $12,500 may have been stolen from their accounts.

Jernigan has been charged with multiple felony counts, including computer crime and invasion of privacy, theft by taking and four counts of identity fraud.

He was booked into the Forsyth County Jail on Tuesday afternoon and has since been released under a bond of $17,180.

In an email statement made to the Forsyth County News on Wednesday, Jernigan stated that drugs and alcohol were involved in the “mistakes” that he reportedly made. Jernigan said that he has since sought treatment for his addictions and is now in recovery.

Wells Fargo spokesman Jacob Jordan confirmed in an email to the FCN that Jernigan no longer works for the bank. Jordan said that due to the ongoing investigation by the sheriff’s office, Wells Fargo could not specifically comment on the situation.

Rainwater said that this incident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office and investigators are currently attempting to identify the female suspect that may have been involved in the incident.