“Your suspicions were right, Jacob. The computer activity you spotted under the radar at the bank was accounting sleight of hand. The program being used was a decimal rounding program from our old friends at the Dteam used to divert third, fourth, and fifth decimal point earnings from a bank account to another destination. Petra just confirmed the program’s usage since it had part of her code in it along with yours.
“Upon closer inspection it looks like your contact Phillip Johnston is the instigator. With this little handiwork, he is building a nice little nest egg for himself. Here’s the funny part: it’s in his name with no outbound wire transfers to get it out of Dodge. I mean what a maroon this guy is. Even a first year junior internal auditor should be able to trace this.
“So I looked into this Johnston guy. He has been at the bank for three years now, but it looks like he has been trying to engineer himself into this position ever since he got there, probably with this idea in mind. You’d think that with three years to plan he would be a little more creative and stealthier than this. I know of people who make crossword puzzles that are more innovative than the guy who did this clumsy piece of work.
“Oh, and the other thing is he seems to be taking principle from six accounts that have come on line over the last six months, along with the rounding decimal movement. These accounts indicate that Carlos and Juan Rodriquez are the financial sponsors of record for these accounts. All of them are classified as inheritance type accounts with huge balances.”
Otto then asked, “What did you discover about Juan and Carlos?”
“That’s another odd series of issues. Juan is mostly a flyboy pilot with lots of pilot certifications, including one to fly Boeing 727 aircraft. Apparently he got that from a major carrier just before that airline collapsed. He has been practically non-existent since then but does surface every once in a while when he flies into U.S. airspace to party in Dallas, Texas.
“Carlos however came out of the Mexican Military. Haven’t found his last rank yet, but he was a part of the communications group where he received special training with U.S. counterparts. His record contains notations that he showed a very high aptitude for satellite and wireless communications in hostile climate conditions, and promotion was considered to an officer’s rank. He was subsequently thrown out of the military apparently for fighting and landing issues with a squad of eight soldiers in a bar one night. He had minor cuts and abrasions and was treated and released. The squad was hospitalized with one man still in rehabilitation.”
Jacob questioned, “Fighting and landing?”
Quip laughed, “Yeah, fighting and landing. Carlos did the fighting and the other eight soldiers did the landings.
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