Former Capital One Bank Employee Indicted for Bank Fraud and ID Theft
|Jan. 17, 2012|
HOUSTON - Jamal Gerard Mose-Burrel, 22, of Houston, has been arrested following the return of a 17-count indictment charging him with conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.
The indictment, returned under seal Jan. 11, 2011, was unsealed following the arrest of Mose-Burrel by U.S. Secret Service agents this afternoon. Mose-Burrel is expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy tomorrow.
Mose-Burrel, a former employee of Capital One Bank, faces one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, nine counts of bank fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleges that beginning on or about July 1, 2011, Mose-Burrel conspired with others to defraud Capital One Bank and obtain money and other property owned by, and under the custody and control of, the bank by submitting counterfeit checks and fraudulent counter withdrawal slips. According to the indictment, Mose-Burrel committed aggravated identity theft when he unlawfully accessed and obtained the personal and account information of eight Capital One Bank customers and then turned this information over to a co-conspirator in return for cash payments. With the information provided by Mose-Burrel, co-conspirators allegedly committed bank fraud by entering Capital One Bank branches posing as bank customers using fake Texas driver’s licenses, forging signatures and withdrawing at least $85,929 from the unsuspecting customers’ bank accounts over a two-month period.
A conviction for conspiracy to commit bank fraud or bank fraud carries a potential sentence of up to 30 years imprisonment and fines of up to $1 million. The minimum sentence for a conviction of aggravated identity theft is two years imprisonment to run consecutive after any sentence imposed for the underlying felony.
The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the United States Secret Services. Assistant United States Attorney Julie Redlinger is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.