WARREN (WWJ) – The former manager of a Warren bank branch faces allegations that he embezzled thousands of dollars from his own customers.
WWJ’s Sandra McNeill reports that Warren police say 46-year-old Robert Stralko convinced a 73-year-old man to put $27,000 in a certificate of deposit at the Huntington Bank branch where he worked.READ MORE: 4-Year Long Project Aims To Repair I-275 Starting This Summer
The victim apparently became convinced he was being scammed. Bank officials conducted an internal investigation and uncovered other acts of alleged fraud by Stralko.READ MORE: Pastor Calls For Prayer Rally In Response To Recent Freeway Shootings
Stralko has been charged with one count of what’s called a larceny by conversion. That’s a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.MORE NEWS: Standardized Testing To Resume: U.S. Dept. Of Education Denies Michigan's Testing Waiver Due To COVID
Stralko is now free on bond.