Cops: Wantagh bank teller stole from elderly customer

Investors Bank teller Osbourne Heron, 26, was arrested

Investors Bank teller Osbourne Heron, 26, was arrested Friday for stealing more than $30,000 from an elderly customer over two months, Nassau police said. He is charged with third-degree grand larceny and nine counts of second-degree forgery. (Oct. 19, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

A bank teller in Wantagh was arrested Friday for stealing more than $30,000 from an elderly customer over two months, Nassau police said.

While Osbourne Heron, 26, was working as a teller at Investors Bank on Wantagh Avenue, detectives said he filled out withdrawal slips and forged the signature of an 82-year-old man on nine separate occasions, withdrawing a total of about $32,000.

Police said the bank's internal investigation was sparked when the customer came in with another person who asked questions about the heavy draw-downs of the elderly man's account. The bank's investigation pointed to Heron, police said.


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Heron, who lives on Norton Drive in Roosevelt, was arrested at the bank on Friday afternoon. He was taken into custody "without incident," police said.

Heron was charged with third-degree grand larceny and nine counts of second-degree forgery. He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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