3 arrested in major identity theft scheme; several banks in Westchester affected

Three bank tellers are under arrest after an identity theft scheme was taken down by the state attorney general. The scheme included several banks in Westchester, including Chase Bank on Main Street

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2014, 6:35 AM

Updated 3,558 days ago

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Three bank tellers are under arrest after an identity theft scheme was taken down by the state attorney general.
The scheme included several banks in Westchester, including Chase Bank on Main Street in White Plains, where one of the accused tellers worked.
Authorities busted a five-person theft ring that included suspected ringleader Tyrone Lee and bank tellers Nadia Figueroa and Kalika Arline, of the Bronx.
Investigators say the team pocketed $850,000 over a four-year period by stealing bank customers' information. They then allegedly used that information to create fake IDs and bogus checks to withdraw money at branches in New York City, Westchester and Orange counties, Long Island and parts of New England.
The accused crooks were arraigned in Westchester County Court and are charged with victimizing hundreds of customers at eight different bank branches.
Other banks affected include a Bank of America in White Plains and a Chase Bank branch in Yonkers.


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