A former employee of Alliance Credit Union admitted Wednesday to stealing $6,330 from a dead person’s bank account to pay for a new car, Gainesville Police said.
Rashaad Tremaine Rembert, 23, first withdrew $5,030 from the account in September at the Union’s location on the 400 block of E. University Ave., according to a police report. The owner of the account passed away in 2013.
Rembert transferred another $800 into his relative’s account from the same account in November, according to the report.
Rembert withdrew another $500 in November while he was training a new employee.
On Dec. 22, he texted the employee asking if he could transfer $800 from the deceased person’s account to his own. He said the dead person’s bank account belonged to his father who was in prison, according to the report.
The employee attempted to process his request but made an error, which had to be reviewed by a supervisor, according to the report.
After Rembert’s arrest, he told police he stole the money to pay for a car.
Police arrested Rembert on charges of grand theft and scheming to defraud and obtain property. Authorities took him to the Alachua County Jail where he was released at 4:57 p.m. on a $4,000 bond.
Rembert declined to comment.