WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A former White Plains bank teller has been sentenced to two to six years in prison for her role in an identity theft scheme, according to a press release from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office.
Nadia Figueroa, 24, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty for charges associated with stealing customer data while working at a Chase Bank branch, Westchester County Supreme Court records show.
Figueroa pleaded guilty to 15 felony charges – seven counts of first-degree identity theft, four counts of third-degree larceny, three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and one count of first-degree scheme to defraud, according to court records.
Figueroa used her position as a bank teller to target customers with common names and at least $50,000 in their accounts, court records show.
She gave the data to her co-conspirators, who used them to create fake checks and identification documents to withdraw funds from the targeted accounts, according to court records.
“After abusing her position as a teller and taking advantage of the trust of bank customers, Nadia Figueroa will now serve serious prison time,” Schneiderman said in a press release.
“While businesses and consumers must remain on guard against identity theft, New Yorkers should know that my office is looking out for them and will take action against anyone who steals their personal information.”
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