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August 20, 2009

WACHOVIA BANK EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH BANK FRAUD

(HOUSTON) – A former Wachovia Bank employee has been indicted for bank fraud, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

Angela Harris, 27, of Houston, was arrested today by Secret Service agents and members of the Houston Area Fraud Task Force. She is scheduled to appear before United States Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy on Friday morning. 

According to allegations in the four-count indictment, on or about Feb. 2, 2009, while employed as a Bank Teller at a S. Gessner branch of Wachovia Bank, Harris defrauded the federally insured bank, as well as some of its customers, of approximately $17,931.75. She allegedly used her position to withdraw funds from customers’ accounts without authorization by forging and altering withdrawal and deposit slips.  

Each count of bank fraud carries a maximum punishment of 30 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine upon conviction.

The charges against Harris are the result of an investigation conducted by the United States Secret Service and the Houston Area Fraud Task Force. Special Assistant United States Attorney Justo A. Mendez is prosecuting the case.

 

 

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