SYRACUSE — Syracuse man arrested for stealing $3,860 from ex-wife’s bank account.
Bradley Charles Brennaman, 26, 608 S. Poplar Drive, Syracuse, is being charged with a level 6 felony of theft and a level 6 felony of fraud.
On May 25, a Syracuse police officer responded to a complaint of fraud. When the officer arrived he spoke with a woman who stated she had discovered 13 withdrawals taken from her account without her knowledge or consent.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the woman told the officer she suspected it was her ex-husband (Brennaman) who had taken the money. Brennaman’s name is not on the account, nor has it ever been, but he does know his ex-wife’s pin number.
The officer viewed the bank documentation from Brennaman’s ex-wife and determined that 13 unauthorized withdrawals started on Feb. 11, and ended on May 25, for the total amount of $3,860.
The officers viewed bank surveillance and observed Brennaman using a debit card to make the unauthorized withdrawals from his ex-wife’s account.
On June 17, officers talked with Brennaman about the withdrawals. Brennaman admitted to using his ex-wife’s debit card to take money from her account and that his name was not now, nor has ever been on the account. He told the officers he tried to pay his ex-wife back to avoid any criminal charges.
Brennaman is being held on bond of $5,250 surety and cash.