Member Service Rep Guilty Of $440,000 Embezzlement Scheme

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A former member service representative for Fairwinds CU pleaded guilty last week to an identity theft scheme by which she stole or tried to steal some $440,000 from accounts at the credit union and Royal Bank of Scotland, most of it from elderly or dead customers.

Nazreen Mohammed , 47, who worked at the credit union’s Lake County branch, confessed to accessing member accounts without authorization between April 17, 2009 and July 18, 2009 and transferring funds from those accounts to her own. Authorities said she tried to obtain $127,000 and was successful in transferring $82,300 in members’ funds to her accounts.    

As part of the scheme, Mohammed used the funds from other Fairwinds members     to hide the movement of the money.

The from November 2009 to January 2010 Mohammed went to work for RBS where she access at least $313,000 in customer money.

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