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May 2, 2012

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Bank Employee Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and ID Theft

HOUSTON - Jamal Gerard Mose-Burrel, 22, of Houston, has entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Mose-Burrel, who formerly worked for Capital One Bank, admitted today that he used Capital One Bank systems to provide a co-conspirator identified only as “T.J.” with the personal information and bank account information of Capital One Bank customers. Mose-Burrel admitted receiving $3,000 as payment for the customer information while his co-conspirators netted $84,169.37 after presenting $158,606.37 in counterfeit checks and fraudulent counter withdrawal slips to various Capital One Bank branches around the Houston area.

Mose-Burrel is expected to be sentenced on Sept. 5, 2012, and faces up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million for the conspiracy charge plus a mandatory 24-month prison term and additional fines for aggravated identity theft charge which must be served consecutively to any other prison term imposed.

Previously released on bond, Mose-Burrel was allowed to remain on bond pending his sentencing hearing.

The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Julie Redlinger is prosecuting the case.