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Local banker accused of embezzling funds

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Updated: 2/24 11:47 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local banker is accused of embezzling millions of dollars from accounts at a local bank.

Christopher Boston was vice president at the Fifth Third bank on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. According to the documents, he embezzled more than $10.5 million.

The indictment claims between November 2009 and April 2013, Boston embezzled funds from accounts and used the stolen cash to fund loans for bank customers, whose applications were turned down. It also claims he used the money to make his mortgage payments and install a new pool.

We went to Boston's home on Monday night. A man who answered wouldn't comment on it. We did reach out to the bank for a comment, but have so far not heard back. Boston's attorney did not want to comment on the case. Boston faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

A spokesperson for the bank says they are working with impacted customers and no one suffered a loss. 


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warpsix - 2/26/2014 12:26 AM
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How is he different from most life long Politicians

king kaos - 2/25/2014 10:22 AM
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And I heard he has a lot of kids... terribly sad. White colar crime is so odd. Anyway it sounds like he was doing a bit of the old robin hood steal from the rich and give to the poor credit which if the gubmint had actually used to stimulus to do(which it was supposed to offer low interest loans to people who have had a terrible time in this economy but alas more corruption and nonsense, lets give it to our biggest campaign contributors to the tune on half a BILLION dollars on a business that was shut down 6 months after getting that $500,000,000.00, how insane is it when you see the number typed out? And now that Im thinking about it, Obumass and his cabinet do this same exact thing to us everyday to the tune of TRILLIONS of dollars, why are they not being prosecuted???

Lulu2013 - 2/25/2014 3:39 AM
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Scumbag, thief! I feel sorry for his children.
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