Monday, September 15, 2014

Bank Employee Sentenced for Insider ID Theft, Tax Fraud

A Financial Services Representative at Florida bank, along with her co-conspirator, were sentenced for an identity theft and tax refund scheme.

According to court documents, she opened fraudulent accounts at the bank with stolen identification information obtained from her co-defendant. Stolen U.S. Treasury checks were deposited into the accounts, and funds were withdrawn via check card purchases,

"as a Financial Services Representative [she] opened fraudulent accounts with stolen identification information obtained from a co-defendant."
- US Attorney's Office, Southern District Florida
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Sources:
(a) Update: Former TD Bank Employee And Co-Defendant Sentenced In Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme - www.DataBreaches.net, 09/11/2014

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