Teller Used Mother’s ID To Steal CU Funds

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A former teller at San Mateo CU on Wednesday pleaded innocent to charges she used her mother’s identity to get her job at the credit union, where she allegedly transferred tens of thousands of dollars that had belonged to her 74-year-old aunt into her own account.

Arcelia Aguilar, 28, also is charged with stealing funds from a 16-year-old girl who had received a sizeable inheritance from her dead mother.

Prosecutors said the teller transferred $40,000 of her elderly aunt’s funds into her own account, and $33,000 of the 16-year-old girl’s money.

Aguilar was arrested in July after a family member reported her to authorities for using her mother’s Social Security number. Prosecutors said she spent all of the stolen money.

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