Former TD Bank worker admits ID theft, opening fake accounts – Sun

A former TD Bank worker and her friend admitted Thursday that they stole identities and used them to open fraudulent bank accounts that they used to cash between $120,000 and $200,000 worth of stolen income tax refunds.

Tenisha Nkesha Francis, 32, of Lake Worth, and Ryan Michael Francis, 27, of West Palm Beach, pleaded guilty to committing aggravated identity theft and theft of government funds during 2012 and 2013.

Tenisha Francis, who was a financial services representative at a TD Bank branch in Palm Beach County, admitted she opened accounts with stolen identification information from Ryan Francis. She was paid $200 to $500 for each account and used the identities of Broward and Palm Beach County residents, some of whom had died.

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Both face up to 10 years in prison for theft of government funds, followed by an extra two years for aggravated identity theft when they are sentenced on Sept. 11 in federal court in West Palm Beach.

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Article source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-td-bank-id-theft-brf-20140306,0,4070141.story

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