Banker tells police family didn't know he was alive

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Posted on January 2, 2014 at 5:02 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a bank director accused of losing millions of investors' dollars before vanishing last year told law enforcement his family didn't know he was still alive.

Aubrey Lee Price was arrested Tuesday on Interstate 95 in Brunswick, Ga. He had disappeared in June 2012 after sending a rambling letter to his family and acquaintances saying he had lost millions in investor money and planned to kill himself.

His family told investigators at the time that they believed he was dead, and a judge declared him dead a year ago.

The FBI says Price told law enforcement his family didn't know he was alive and that he returned to Georgia Tuesday to renew the tag on his truck. It's not clear where Price had been for 18 months.

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291-a-08-(Wendy Cross, business owner and victim investor, in interview)-"of our savings"-Victim investor Wendy Cross says she trusted banker Aubrey Lee Price. COURTESY: WSB TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) EMBARGO ATLANTA (1 Jan 2014)

<<CUT *291 (01/01/14)££ 00:08 "of our savings"

293-a-08-(John Chapman, attorney representing some of the investor victims, in interview)-"that to justice"-Attorney John Chapman says he's pleased Aubrey Lee Price has been captured. COURTESY: WSB TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) EMBARGO ATLANTA (1 Jan 2014)

<<CUT *293 (01/01/14)££ 00:08 "that to justice"

292-a-09-(Wendy Cross, business owner and victim investor, in interview)-"good overcomes evil"-Victim investor Wendy Cross says she can't think of a better way to start the new year than seeing Aubrey Lee Price arrested. COURTESY: WSB TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) EMBARGO ATLANTA (1 Jan 2014)

<<CUT *292 (01/01/14)££ 00:09 "good overcomes evil"

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