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Arizona man accused of bank theft busted after applying for police dispatch job

January 9, 2018  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Arizona man accused of bank theft busted after applying for police dispatch job (Photo: JammedUp Comp/Cottonwood Police Department)

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A former employee of Bank of America in Arizona who was suspected of theft was arrested after he applied for a job as a police dispatcher.

Cottonwood Police spokeswoman Sgt. Monica Kuhlt said an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Phoenix resident Alberto Saavedra Lopez popped up on law enforcement records during a background check after he filled out an application for a police dispatcher in December.

Kuhlt said Lopez was suspected of stealing $5,000 from a Bank of America branch in Yavapai County, in Central Arizona, back in 2016.

Alberto Saavedra Lopez, 32, had been wanted since October 2016, when Bank of America filed a theft report, police said.

According to AZCentral, Lopez subsequently quit his job at the branch and moved to Phoenix.

Authorities said he refused to cooperate with the investigation, missing appointments and failing to return phone calls.

Investigators arrived to interview Lopez last week and booked him on a felony theft warrant.

Officials said Lopez wasn’t hired for the post.

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