Houston Bank of America Counter, 27, ‘tricked women into handing over their phones and then stole their nude photos’
- Juan Esteban Ramirez, 27, faces two crimes for unlawful disclosure of intimate footage
- Ramirez is accused of stealing nude photos and videos from two separate female clients while working at the Bank of America branch in Houston
- In September 2020, incidents took place only two days apart
- Criminal complaints allege Ramirez took possession of customers’ unlocked phones under the guise of helping with their online bank accounts
- In one case, Ramirez allegedly threatened to forward nude photos and sex tape to the victim’s parents
Former Bank of America employee Juan Esteban Ramirez, 27, faces two crimes for unlawful disclosure of intimate footage for stealing nude photos and videos from two separate female customers
A former Houston Bank of America employee has been accused of stealing nude photos of at least two female customers after allegedly tricking them into handing him their phones.
Juan Esteban Ramirez, 27, is facing two crimes for unlawful disclosure of intimate footage resulting from two separate incidents that happened just days apart last fall.
Ramirez was initially arrested in January 2021 after a 20-year-old woman came forward and accused him of tricking her into giving him access to her phone, then copying more than a dozen personal photos from her digital album to his own number and shipped. .
On Monday, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office filed a second charge against Ramirez in connection with an incident that occurred two days before the violation cited in the January complaint.
A Bank of America spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Thursday that Ramirez was fired in October.
According to court records obtained by DailyMail.com, the 20-year-old victim in the first case told investigators that she walked into the Bank of America branch at 7770 Highway 6 North in Houston on Sept. 14 to obtain a new debit card and asked Ramirez to help her retrieve her account information.
The incidents occurred just two days apart in September 2020 at this Bank of America branch at 7770 Highway 6 North in Houston
The indictment states that Ramirez asked the woman to see her phone, which she unlocked for him so that he can obtain her account information.
After about 10 minutes, Ramirez returned the device to the customer, telling her that her new card would be emailed to her.
Later in the day, according to the complaint, the woman saw delivery confirmation messages from text messages sent on her Apple Watch, including photos. The woman checked her phone but found no outgoing text messages.
The confirmation messages indicated that the text messages had been sent to a phone number that she did not recognize while Ramirez was using her phone.
The complaint alleges that the lyrics contained 16 nude photos of the victim or were wearing only underwear.
Investigators were able to link the phone number to Ramirez and arrested him in mid-January. He was released after posting a $ 1,500 bond.
A second complaint filed against Ramirez earlier this week alleges that on September 12, 2020, another 20-year-old woman arrived with her parents at the Bank of America branch at 6 Highway North to create an account.
The woman handed Ramirez her unlocked phone so he could help her, and the man is said to have taken this opportunity to text her nude photos and a sexually explicit video to his own number.
Ramirez then reportedly went a step further and sent a series of text messages to the victim threatening to forward her private photos and a recording showing her having sex with a man to her parents.
The woman was so “alarmed and scared” that she changed her phone number, according to the complaint. The incident is said to have caused the victim ’embarrassment and humiliation’.
“ The victims were confident that because of his employment status the suspect would act professionally and at no time was authorized to view, possess or transmit personal and private messages, photos, images and / or videos, ” wrote a prosecutor .
Ramirez is due to appear in court again on April 19.