Eagan man accused of stealing bank customers’ identities

Raymond Atimbaneme allegedly stole $60,000 while working at an Apple Valley Wells Fargo

Raymond Atimbaneme
Raymond Atimbaneme

An Eagan man is accused of using his position at an Apple Valley Wells Fargo Bank to steal three customers’ identities.

Raymond Baba Atimbaneme, 39, was charged July 17 with theft by swindle and identity theft, both felonies.

According to the criminal complaint, Atimbaneme used customers’ identities to apply for three loans totaling $60,000 between April 24 and June 10.

Upon receiving the first of two $20,000 loans, Atimbaneme allegedly wrote two checks to American Investments Consortium, a business he owned.

Both checks were cashed at a TCF bank.

The third loan was made on June 10 and a check was made to Agape Relief Network Inc., another business owned by Atimbaneme.

Wells Fargo investigated the loans and notified police upon uncovering the alleged theft.

In an interview with police, Atimbaneme allegedly admitted to stealing customers’ identities and said he needed the money for his business.

Atimbaneme was arrested and was released on a $5,000 bail.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison for each felony.

Atimbaneme is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 6 in Hastings.