Banker Who Faked His Own Death Thought Of Nearly Everything


  • Looking up laws regarding tinted windows
  • Coming up with a better disguise than James Lipton Meets Dave Navarro
  • Straying a bit further than two hours from his house, or to a place where local cops wouldn’t be able to recognize him, even with the aforementioned disguise

A banker wanted for $21 million wire fraud who fooled many into believing he had committed suicide in 2012 has been arrested in south Georgia. Authorities say Aubrey Lee Price, 47, was pulled over by police in Brunswick for his vehicle’s illegally tinted windows on Tuesday and after a bit of questioning, they realized who he was. Price, freshly seen in his mug shot with dark shoulder-length hair and facial hair — a stark contrast from his previous squeaky-clean image — told family he planned to kill himself by leaping from a boat in the Florida Keys 18 months ago. The suicide claim came after he was accused of defrauding Montgomery Bank & Trust in Ailey of the millions while serving as a director…Price left his home in south Georgia on June 16, 2012, telling his family he was headed to Guatemala for business, authorities have said. Two days later, Price’s family and acquaintances received letters saying he was going to Key West to board a ferry headed to Fort Meyers and planned to jump off somewhere along the way to end his life.

Price then opened brokerage accounts through a securities clearing and custodial firm in New York and told bank managers he would invest in U.S. Treasury securities. Instead of investing the bank’s money, authorities say Price wired the funds into accounts he controlled at other financial institutions and provided bank managers with fraudulent documents. Price lived with his wife and children in Bradenton, Fla., but bought a home in Valdosta in the months before his disappearance, according to authorities. Price had moved his family to the south Georgia city, where his wife’s parents lived, just a few weeks before he disappeared.

‘Dead’ banker, Aubrey Lee Price, arrested on $21M fraud charges 18 months after claimed suicide [NYDN]

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18 Responses to “Banker Who Faked His Own Death Thought Of Nearly Everything”

  1. guest says:

    i think that homer simpson and peter griffin both tried a similar thing. Didn't work for them either

  2. guest says:

    sweet stache.

  3. S. Archer, CHK SH says:

    Also, guys name Aubrey have a tendency to be roguish.

  4. Guest says:

    could he also fake the death of some / all of his co-workers as well?

    – General public

  5. Guy who digs Becky says:

    "James Lipton Meets Dave Navarro"

    Nice work Bess.

  6. segoviacobain says:

    I suspect he's been keeping company with one Jaynie Mae Baker.

  7. Guest says:

    Better than Google Glass. Good on ya, Dixie cops.

  8. ATL finance guy says:

    Not sure whether his new look was designed to disguise him or was the result of a lot of meth

    • EQ in Dallas says:

      Naah; everybody knows that when you make it as a BSD in the middle of nowhere its perfectly okay to go for the dried out John Travolta look!

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  10. Mrs_Slocombe says:

    …oh, but it gets better. Upon the arrest they raid the guys “rented trailer” to find 225 pot plants and a “pit bull-type dog”….I am still waiting to find-out he was living with his sister and their illegitimate love-child.

  11. Derp says:

    Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

  12. Guest says:

    Of all the places in the world he could have (and should have) gone with that much money, he stays in Atlanta? I'd actually go through with killing myself if I had to live there.

  13. Dan says:

    He looks like the GEICO caveman.
    I wonder if his wife/kids are happy he's still alive?

  14. Clivy says:

    Benjamin Goder faked his death for 3 life insurances. He just pays off police and Gov now he has millions. Nothing new here.. .

  15. Clivy Autard says:

    Benjamin Goder is the Godfather of Mauritius and we are the Godmothers. We run Mauritius and the UK. You can't touch us