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Ocala man arrested after stealing $5,000 from bank drive-thru in The Villages

An Ocala man is being charged with grand theft after stealing $5,000 from a bank drive-thru in The Villages.

On July 12, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a bank in The Villages in reference to a theft.

The branch manager and a witness who is the teller, reported a victim came through the drive-thru lane of the bank and made a $5,600 cash withdrawal.

The witness placed two envelopes in the drive-up draw and the victim left. The next customer, 59-year-old Lance Kubon, came through the same window and the teller reported he had removed something from the draw. Kubon claimed he removed a pen and the witness completed a transaction with Kubon, a sheriff’s report stated.

The witness/victim came back to the bank and reported she was missing $5,000 of her withdrawal. The video surveillance was reviewed, and it was confirmed Kubon removed the envelope containing $5,000 from the drive thru, the report stated.

The following day an unknown female brought an envelope containing $5,000 in cash into the bank with a note inside with the victim’s name written on it, according to the report.

The deputy located Kubon and he admitted to taking the money. He stated he regrets it and claims it was just an “impulse,” according to the report.

Kubon was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with no set bond. He is charged with grand theft.