A south Georgia bank director accused of faking his own death to cover up the theft of millions of investor dollars told authorities his family didn't know he was alive and that he had returned to Georgia to renew the tag on his truck, NBC News reported. Aubrey Lee Price, 47, was arrested on Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies stopped him on Interstate 95 and discovered his identity. He appeared in a federal courtroom Thursday morning to hear charges against him. Price had disappeared in June 2012 after telling friends and acquaintances in a letter that he had lost a large amount of money in his trading and planned to kill himself. A Florida judge declared him dead, but the FBI had said it didn't believe Price was dead and continued to search for him. U.S. District Court Judge James Graham ordered a bond hearing for Price next week in Savannah, Ga. A U.S. marshal told the judge Price said he was homeless and had been working odd jobs to support himself, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.