After Two Years as a Fugitive, Former Teller at URW Credit Union in Danville, Jorge Navarro Arrested on Federal Charges of Embezzling $617,000
DANVILLE, VA (STL.News) Authorities in Durham County, North Carolina arrested Jorge Navarro, a former teller at URW Community Federal Credit Union in Danville, after two years of flight on federal charges of embezzling $617,000, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Special Agent in Charge Gerald W. Page of the Secret Service’s Richmond Field Office, announced today.
Navarro, 30, of Danville, was charged in a sealed indictment in October 2019 with one count of embezzlement and one count of passing counterfeit U.S. currency to URW Credit Union. The indictment was unsealed last week following Navarro’s arrest in North Carolina.
According to court documents, Navarro was the head teller at a branch of URW Community Credit Union. Between July 2017 and September 2018 Navarro allegedly embezzled $617,000 from the credit union, replacing the money he stole with counterfeit bills.
Following the illegal activity alleged in the indictment, Navarro fled and remained a fugitive until his arrest on March 31, 2021 in North Carolina. According to court documents filed in the Middle District of North Carolina, on March 31, 2021, Durham, N.C.