The story surrounding former Georgia banker Aubrey Lee Price has all of the elements of a fiction cops and robbers movie, but this story is for real. The fugitive banker was arrested after 18 months on the run, reports Money News on Jan. 2, 2014. Price had left a suicide note and vanished while he was under suspicion that he
embezzled $21 million.
Price was captured by sheriff's deputies during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near Brunswick, Georgia, on Tuesday after they noticed the windows of his Dodge pickup appeared to be tinted too darkly to comply with Georgia state law. The police ran him in when they saw that he had several suspicious identification cards.
Price initially told the police he was homeless and lived as a migrant worker who accepted cash for odd jobs.
Price had disappeared before his indictment in Georgia on one count of bank fraud in July 2012. He left behind a written confession and a note for his family and friends that said he planned to kill himself. Price said his family didn't know he was alive and that he had returned to Georgia to renew the tag which was on his truck, reported NBC News. The authorities had thought perhaps Price had escaped to South America. Price could be facing up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. This story shows us how far some people will go to get rich.