A JPMorgan Banker Plotted to Steal $5 Million From the Bank to Pay His Gambling Debts

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A JPMorgan employee with a gambling problem tried to steal $5 million from the bank to pay off his personal debts and now he’s in deep trouble. Lawrence Obracanik, a 42-year-old Fort Worth resident turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday and was subsequently released on bond. That court is requiring him to seek counseling for his gambling habit as a condition of his release, Reuters reports.

According to court documents, Obracanik tried to make 22 transfers of more than $5 million from an account at an unnamed bank to an account at another bank belonging to an unnamed individual. Though the name of the bank he stole from was not disclosed in the court documents, Reuters deduces that it’s JPMorgan from his LinkedIn page.

A JPMorgan Banker Plotted to Steal $5 Million From the Bank