Former Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Theft
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 08, 2013|
JACKSON, MS—Kelly Taplin, 31, of Byram, Mississippi, pled guilty in federal court today to aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced. She will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on July 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. and faces a mandatory penalty of two years in prison and a maximum possible fine of $250,000.
Taplin admitted that, while working as a teller at Trustmark National Bank in Byram, she used the name, Social Security number, and date of birth of a Trustmark customer to obtain a $2,550 loan in that customer’s name without the customer’s knowledge or consent. She then used the loan proceeds for her personal benefit.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.