S. Jersey bank teller charged in $170,000 bank fraud

Posted: August 04, 2012

A bank teller from Willingboro has been indicted on federal charges of taking part in a fraud scheme that relied on stealing the identities of her former employer's customers.

Patricia Lightsey, 27, and James Hull, 49, of Troy, N.Y., netted $170,820 from the plot, according to the indictment.

A federal grand jury alleged that Lightsey, while a teller for TD Bank, sold to an unidentified person the identifying information, including dates of birth, driver's license numbers, social security numbers, and bank account numbers of bank customers between July and October 2011.

Hull allegedly was recruited by the person who bought the information from Lightsey to cash cashing counterfeit checks drawn on the customers' accounts, often using fake identification.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Lightsey and Hull each face a maximum sentence of 34 years imprisonment and a mandatory minimum of at least two years in prison if convicted as well a fine of $1.5 million each.

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