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Capital One Bank employee accused of stealing over $100,000 nabbed on Caribbean island

Posted at 7:31 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 22:32:31-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A former worker at Capital One Bank, accused of padding his bank account with more than $100,000, was found living on the Caribbean island.

Nicholas Rogers, 31, was slapped with one felony embezzlement charge after police said he was stealing money from his employer.

Henrico police said Rogers had worked at Capital One Bank as senior advocacy coordinator since 2010. Because of his position, police said he was able to transfer money between accounts.

Police said Rogers transferred money over several months from other Capital One bank accounts into his own account before making various withdrawals.

Nicholas Rogers (SOURCE: Henrico County Police)

Nicholas Rogers (SOURCE: Henrico County Police)

"Over the course of time that the theft went on, he actually transferred more than $100,000 into his personal account and the funds were available,” Lt. Chris Eley said. “But he only with drew $26,000.”

Eley said Capital One’s Internal Fraud Unit picked up on the suspicious transfer activity, and after investigating, called Henrico police.

“They froze the account so no more money could be taken out and the transferred money was returned to the original accounts,” Eley said.

Capital One

Capital One

Eley said Rogers walked off the job before his shift was over in September and then vanished.

Investigators later tracked him to Grenada, an island country in the Caribbean.

“Once we obtained a warrant last fall, he was located in Grenada and extradited to Henrico County this week,” Eley said.

Rogers has been given a court appointed lawyer and is scheduled to appear in court March 29.