North Alabama man arrested for ‘dark web fraud scheme' in Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WHNT) — An Arab man was arrested in Florida last week in connection to what officials are calling a 'dark web fraud scheme.' Accor...

January 4, 2023
4:46 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WHNT) — An Arab man was arrested in Florida last week in connection to what officials are calling a 'dark web fraud scheme.' According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Wade Hampton Helms, 34, of Arab, was arrested by Arab Police after investigators received reports of 'possible fraud related to Helms' at a Pensacola-area credit union. Investigators claim Helms lived in Pensacola and worked at the credit union during the time of the fraud. Agents say Helms misused his employee access to compromise accounts at the credit union, took the members' personal identification, and gave it to third parties on the dark web.

Zach Hester