A few days ago, I shared a story of a rapper named “Blac Youngsta,” who was arrested outside a Wells Fargo bank in Atlanta after he withdrew $200,000 cash from his own account. (Read here). Looks like he lied because the police is telling a very different story.

Wells Fargo released an official statement, saying “Mr. Benson is not an account holder with us. He did not enter our store nor did he make any withdrawals. Sergeant Warren Pickard of the Atlanta Police Dept. had more to add. Pickard said Benson and several of his associates were detained “briefly” and Benson had only $70,000 in his possession - not $200,000 - and no money was taken from him. See the press statement after the cut...

Here is Well Fargo's official statement:
On January 8, 2016, Atlanta Police Officers were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank, 3235 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia. The 911 caller stated that a male was trying to cash a forged check valued at $24,000. The description of the male provided to police was limited and conflicting.
The Video Integration Center (VIC) using the camera system were able to get a visual of a possible suspect inside a car in the parking lot of the bank. This information was relayed to officers on the scene. The car was stopped and everyone inside the car was briefly detained. It was quickly discovered that the person providing the description to police had provided the wrong description of the suspect. It was determined that the occupants of the vehicle were not involved. They were immediately released.
The caller identified Mr. Charles Darnell Edward (03/02/1976) as the male attempting to cash the fraudulent $24,000 CHECK. Mr. Edwards was arrested at the scene and charged with forgery in the first degree (felony).
The Rapper, who identified himself as “Blac Youngsta”, by coincidence happened to be at the bank at the same time. Upon police officers arriving on scene, they made a brief detention of him until a positive identification by the caller was made. This incident did not directly involved Blac Youngsta, nor was he accused of committing a crime.
Sergeant Warren Pickard
Atlanta Police Department