Former Mount Holly bank employee accused of stealing nearly $1 million from customer’s account

Prosecutors say Agha Hasan took the money to fund a side business, fund personal expenses and buy real estate.

Lanette Espy

Jul 10, 2024, 1:28 PM

Updated 9 days ago


A former bank employee is accused of scamming a customer out of nearly $1 million and using that money to fund a side business.
Burlington County prosecutors say 41-year-old Agha Hasan, who worked at the Santander Bank in Mount Holly, allegedly stole $998,188 from a customer over a six-year period.
According to prosecutors, an investigation began in 2023 after fraud investigators for Santander Bank contacted police about questionable transactions conducted and overseen by Hasan, who had recently been terminated from his position at the Mount Holly branch office. The investigation also revealed that Hasan, who had been employed by the bank since 2014, befriended the customer and gained his trust by offering to help with bill paying.
As the relationship with the customer progressed, prosecutors say Hasan began to visit the customer’s house and obtained blank checks that the customer had signed, as well as have the customer approve wire transfers. Hasan also used the customer’s account to make significant cash withdrawals and disbursements, prosecutors say.
Authorities say Hasan took the money to fund personal expenses and buy real estate.
Hasan was arrested Tuesday at his house in Bordentown Township and is being held at Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court.
He faces several charges including theft by deception, misapplication of entrusted property and filing false tax returns.

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