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.