Bucks County Bank Teller Charged in Fraud Scheme
Tamyra Frazier, 30, of Willow Grove, PA, was charged today by indictment in a conspiracy to defraud the bank where she was employed through an identity theft scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Frazier is charged with conspiracy, bank fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft.
Between December 1, 2010 and December 28, 2010, Frazier, an employee of a Beneficial Bank branch, allegedly used her position to improperly access personal and bank account information of bank customers. According to the indictment, she provided that information to Co-Conspirator 1 who used it to create false photographic identifications in the victims’ names using the picture Timothy Garfield, charged separately. Garfield fraudulently acquired approximately $41,519.56 from Beneficial Bank using the phony identifications with checks and withdrawal slips in the names of the bank customers.
If convicted, Frazier faces a maximum possible statutory sentence of 43 years in prison, two years of which is mandatory, a fine of up to $1 million, full restitution, and a $600 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the FBI, and the Secret Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney K.T. Newton.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.