A man was charged in a federal indictment in a scheme to defraud SunTrust banks, including one on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood, by withdrawing money from actual account holders, according to court documents.
Parry Gully Jr. was taken into custody May 17 in to the Hall County Jail. Two months earlier, another man was arrested on bank fraud charges but decided to cooperate with law enforcement, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit.
“The object of the scheme to defraud was to steal money from SunTrust Bank and convert the money to the use of the defendant, (his associate) and others unknown to the grand jury,” according to the indictment.
SunTrust reportedly compensated the account holders after the withdrawals.
According to the indictment, Gully allegedly obtained account information and a copy of the signature card for multiple SunTrust Bank account holders. Then, Gully is accused of getting false ID documents with his associate’s picture on it, according to court documents.
“(Gully) would tell (his associate) how much money to withdraw from the account and in what form the withdrawal should be … (Gully) would show (his associate) a copy of the signature card for the respective account holder, so that (the associate) could forge the account holder’s signature on the withdrawal document(s),” according to the indictment.
The indictment alleges withdrawals between June 1, 2018 and May 16, 2019 at banks in Lilburn, Tucker, Atlanta, Marietta, Oakwood and Norcross.
The withdrawals at the Oakwood branch allegedly took place Aug. 7, 2018, and involved nearly $31,000.
The total withdrawals total $156,166.95.
Gully was charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Defense attorney Arturo Corso did not have a comment on the case Tuesday, June 18.