Fugitive Georgia banker last seen in the Keys captured in traffic stop

January 2, 2014 

This is the video the FBI says shows Aubrey Price at the Key West Ferry Terminal in June 2012.

FBI

A fugitive Georgia banker accused of embezzling millions of dollars and who was last seen in Key West was captured Tuesday in Brunswick, Ga.

Aubrey Price, 47, was arrested during a traffic stop when a Glynn County (Ga.) deputy sheriff pulled him over on Interstate 95 because the windows on the truck he was driving were tinted too dark, according to NBC News.

He is accused of embezzling up to $21 million from the failed Montgomery Bank & Trust, where he became a board member after leading a group that invested millions of dollars in an effort to turn around the struggling bank.

Price faces a federal wire fraud charge in New York and has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Savannah on charges of bank fraud.

Price disappeared June 16, 2012, and was last seen in a video taken at the Key West Ferry Terminal, where authorities believe he boarded a vessel bound for Fort Myers.

Another video shows Price catching a taxi at Key West International Airport while another shows Price exiting the airport terminal, the FBI says.

Price disappeared after sending a rambling letter to his family and acquaintances saying he had lost millions of investment dollars and planned to kill himself. A Florida judge declared him dead about a year ago.

But the FBI had said it didn't believe Price was dead and continued to search for him.

In bond court Thursday, a federal agent said Price had been working odd jobs for cash since his disappearance.

This report was compiled with staff reports and information from NBC News and the Associated Press.

 

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