Woman convicted in bank fraud scheme

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A New York woman was convicted by a federal jury today on several charges related to bank and wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Investigators said 42-year-old Anika N. Greene of Bronx, New York worked with Jeffrey Washington, Alice Howard, and Catya J. Craig in the scheme. She was charged in an indictment on July 15, 2014.

Court documents say Green and the other three burglarized Wells Fargo mortgage offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland in 2012 and 2013. Documents also say the defendants stole over 1,800 mortgage files that were used to create fake accounts and transfer funds from customers’ accounts.

Green faces a maximum penalty of at least 60 years in prison for all of the charges and counts. She will be sentenced on  December 3, 2015.

Washington pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft and was sentenced to 176 months in prison. Craig pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. Howard pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft and was sentenced to 65 months in prison.

 

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