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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Philadelphia Bank Teller Charged With Stealing Customer Identities

Elizabet Tskhadiashvili of Philadelphia, was charged April 20 by criminal information* with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain.  

The information alleges that Tskhadiashvili, a teller at a Philadelphia branch of TD Bank, obtained bank customers’ personal identifying and account information from approximately January through March 2017, which she then provided to two other individuals who used the information to make withdrawals from the accounts of those customers.

“Thousands of dollars in withdrawals were made,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Personal and account information of bank customers must be protected, first and foremost by bank employees themselves.”

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 32 years.

The case was investigated by Homeland Securities Investigations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Judy Smith.

Updated April 24, 2018