Transcript for Fugitive Banker Allegedly Embezzles Over $21 Million
Now, to a major break in the case of an american banker on the run, accused in a $20 million fraud case. Authorities say he faked his own death. And look at this. What he looked like before and after being captured after a year and a half on the run. He's now headed for a courtroom today. And zeev osunsami in atlanta this morning, where price was arrested. Steve, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, david. Investigators have been searching the world for this man and thought he might be sailing the seas. But after a routine traffic stop where he was pulled over for tinted windows, he's back home in georgia this morning and facing a judge. This was aubrey lee price, in happier days, when prosecutors say the former georgia bank official was stealing millions from unsuspecting investors. And this is what he looks like now, arrested in georgia on new year's eve, way different than the 40-year-old executive wanted by the fbi for more than a year. This is a great way to start out the new year for us. Reporter: Wendy cross is 1 of 115 investors of georgia that prosecutors say he swindled. She lost $360,000. He's a thief and a liar. Reporter: According to the criminal complaint, price collected about $40 million and used that money to invest in a failing georgia bank, where the government says he then stole, misappropriated and embezzled more than $21 million, directing much of that money to his own pockets. Not just my money. But it was my dreams and my future and my freedom, gone. Reporter: Price disappeared before police could arrest him, convincing his family and his business associates that he had killed himself. He left a suicide note in june 2012, saying he was emotionally overwhelmed and incapable of continuing in this life. Just a month later, there he was. Appearing in surveillance videos posted online by the fbi. From the key west airport. And then, the ferry terminal. This morning, his alleged victims, hoping he still has their money. Right now, price is charged with one count of bank fraud and could get up to 30 years in prison if convicted. He faces additional charges in new york. David? Steve, thanks. It's like our before and after
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