Hudson Valley Bank Teller Sentenced After Stealing More Than $850,000
A bank teller is paying the price for scamming Hudson Valley and New York City residents out of an almost a million dollars.
Nadia Figueroa, 24, of the Bronx, was sentenced to two to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to stealing customer data while she was employed as a bank teller at a JP Morgan Chase in White Plains. She and the ring of thieves with which she worked would use her position to steal personal information from bank customers, information they would then use to forge checks and documents.
Attorney General Schneiderman's report on the matter indicates that various methods were used to investigate the crimes, including wiretaps and search warrants. In addition to the JP Morgan Chase location at which Figueroa worked, several other banks were affected, including one in Newburgh:
- JP Morgan Chase: 410 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY;
- JP Morgan Chase: 5 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, NY;
- Bank of America: 206 Main Street, White Plains, NY;
- HSBC: 1 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY;
- Bank of America: 50 West Fordham Road, Bronx, NY;
- Bank of America: 479 North Broadway, Jericho, NY; and
- Wachovia: 43 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY
Over $850,000 was stolen from accounts. Among Figueroa's charges were four counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a Class D felony), seven counts of Identity Theft in the First Degree (a Class D felony), three counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree (a Class D felony), and one count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (a Class E felony).