On Dec. 7, police met with the alleged victim’s sister in reference to the research she had done on the financial transactions that were made to his retirement account.
The report states that the woman provided a list of transactions from her brother’s and Whitener’s Wells Fargo joint checking account that were transferred to both Whitener’s personal business account, RTW Accounting, LLC, and her son’s account. This money was reportedly transferred without the man’s knowledge or permission.
The funds transferred to RTW Accounting, LLC reportedly occurred between Oct. 5, 2018, and Sept. 2, 2020 totaling $38,259 transferred. A total of $12,202.50 was allegedly transferred to Whitener’s son between Jan. 24, 2019, and Nov. 27, 2019.
The report states that the alleged victim submitted a written voluntary statement on Dec. 16, explaining that he did not give permission to transfer funds out of his retirement account to their joint checking account and did not give Whitener permission to transfer money out of their joint checking account into her son’s account. He also did not give Whitener permission to set up a login and password for his retirement account, according to the statement.
On Dec. 18, police received information from the Madison County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office about a loan agreement between Big Picture Loans, LLC and the alleged victim.