A New York woman convicted of participating in an identity-theft ring was sentenced Thursday to two to six years in state prison. The ring stole more than $850,000 from hundreds of JPMorgan Chase customers.
Nadia Figueroa, 24, worked as a teller at a Chase branch in White Plains, where she and co-conspirators at other branch locations stole personal information from customers across Westchester County and New York City and withdrew funds directly from their accounts using fake I.D. cards.
"After abusing her position as a teller and taking advantage of the trust of bank customers, Nadia Figueroa will now serve serious prison time," Attorney General Schneiderman said in a statement. "While businesses and consumers must remain on guard against identity theft, New Yorkers should know that my office is looking out for them and will take action against anyone who steals their personal information."
Figueroa pleaded guilty earlier this year in Westchester County Supreme Court to a 15-count indictment that included multiple counts of grand larceny, identity theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of scheme to defraud.
The ring was active from July 2010 to June 2014. It had fraudulent tellers operating in at least seven other bank branches throughout Westchester and New York, including Bank of America, Chase, TD Bank and Wachovia - now Wells Fargo.
Ringleader Tyrone "Reece" Lee and defendant Anthony "Sug" Davis have also pleaded guilty and been sentenced to state prison for their participation.