WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Nadia Figueroa of the Bronx has been convicted of stealing costumer data while employed as a JP Morgan Chase bank teller in White Plains, as part of a brazen identity theft ring that targeted customers of local banks, according to the Attorney General's Office.
Figueroa pleaded guilty in Westchester County Supreme Court before the Justice Barry E. Warhit to one count of third-degree grand larceny, a Class D felony. In exchange for her plea, Warhit agreed to sentence Figueroa to two to six years in state prison, the Attorney General's Office said.
The scheme’s ringleader, Tyrone “Reese” Lee, as well as defendant Anthony “Sug” Davis, also pleaded guilty to their roles in this ring last month, the Attorney General's Office said.
The ring stole more than $850,000 by using bank tellers to fraudulently obtain the personal information of hundreds of unsuspecting customers and then creating fake identification cards to withdraw money from the accounts, the Attorney General's Office said.
The identify theft ring operated between July 2010 and June 2014. Corrupt bank tellers, including Figueroa, fraudulently accessed and stole the personal information, including account numbers and Social Security numbers, from hundreds of customers at Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, TD Bank and Wachovia in Westchester and New York City, according to the Attorney General's Office.
Figueroa and her co-conspirators also victimized customers at other bank branches, including the following:
- JP Morgan Chase, 410 South Broadway, Yonkers.
- JP Morgan Chase, 5 W. Burnside Avenue, Bronx.
- Bank of America, 206 Main St., White Plains.
- HSBC, 1 E. Fordham Road, Bronx.
- Bank of America, 50 W. Fordham Road, Bronx.
- Bank of America, 479 N. Broadway, Jericho, N.Y.
- Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), 43 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, N.Y.
Figueroa is scheduled to be sentenced to her prison term on Thursday, May 14.
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