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Prosecutors say a man stole $88,000 from a bank vault. The FBI caught him after he flashed stacks of bills on Facebook

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jnelsoninjax    12,389

(CNN) If you're systematically stealing money from a bank vault, it may not be a good idea to post the evidence on your social media pages.

A bank employee in Charlotte, North Carolina, allegedly stole $88,000 from the bank's vault, according to a release from the United States Attorney's Office Western District of North Carolina.

And he wasn't bashful about advertising to his social media followers the life of luxury he was funding.

The release said a criminal indictment was unsealed this week in federal court following the arrest of Arlando Henderson, 29, by the FBI in San Diego. The unsealed indictment alleges Henderson stole cash out of the vault in separate allotments on at least 18 different occasions this year.

"Throughout July and August 2019, Henderson used a social media account to post several pictures of him holding large stacks of cash," according to the release.

He then allegedly committed "loan fraud in connection with the purchase of a luxury automobile," it said.

Henderson's numerous Facebook and Instagram photos depict him posing with stacks of cash, and the US Attorney's Office says he used the money to make a $20,000 down payment on a new Mercedes-Benz.

He allegedly also falsified bank documents to obtain a car loan from another financial institution to cover the remaining balance of the vehicle, prosecutors said.

Henderson's Facebook and Instagram posts from September show him posing with a white Mercedes-Benz in Hollywood, California. He was arrested about three months later on December 4.

CNN has reached out by phone and email to Henderson's federal public defender in California for comment, but has not heard back.

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Mindovermaster    2,630

What an idiot...

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Buttus    1,226

it's like they want to get caught

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zeke009    67
15 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

What an idiot...

What a wonderful idiot indeed.

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jnelsoninjax    12,389

My question is what is it about Facebook/Instagram/Etc that makes people so stupidly confident? Oh look I just stole all this money from my job, and now I am going to brag about it on social media...

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+warwagon    13,311

OH **** RUNS AND DELETES POST!

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