- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 32-year-old Great Falls man faces charges after prosecutors say he issued himself a debit card to the bank account of a recently deceased woman and used it to withdraw just over $200.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/1c01bD0 ) Aaron J. Brown is charged with felony deceptive practices and misdemeanor identity theft.

Prosecutors say Brown was working at a Wells Fargo branch where Zachary Torkelson and his sisters were handling their mother’s estate after her Nov. 4 death.

The siblings canceled their mother’s credit cards and Brown issued a temporary debit card.

Prosecutors say when Torkelson tried to use the card it was declined. He then spotted two transactions on Nov. 14 totaling $205.50 that he did not make.

An investigation found Brown reported Torkelson’s card stolen and issued another card.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com



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