According to law enforcement, the 43-year-old suspect began stealing the money in June 2014. The fraud started roughly one year after the victim opened a credit union account in West Palm Beach, Florida.
It wasn’t until April 2015 that the victim became aware that someone was making unauthorized withdrawals and loans in his name.
Authorities said that the theft lasted from June 2014 to February 2015. During that time, the suspect allegedly withdrew a total of nearly $9,000 from the victim’s account.
The suspect also allegedly obtained unauthorized loans by using the customer’s name. The suspect reportedly took out more than $4,300 in loans in the victim’s name. According to officials, the suspect managed to secure the loans by forging the victim’s name on loan documents.
The suspect is reportedly from Wellington, Florida. Investigators said that she reassured the victim on several occasions that no fraud was being committed with respect to the victim’s credit union account.
Now the suspect faces nearly 100 criminal charges in connection with the alleged thefts. The suspect was charged with 50 counts of forgery, 46 counts of uttering a forged instrument, one count of fraud, and one count of grand theft.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail. She is being held at the facility on a $96,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, access the PalmBeachPost.com article entitled “PBSO: Credit Union Employee Faces Nearly 100 Theft Charges.”