Jerome Woman Admits to Bank Fraud
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Jerome woman admits to committing bank fraud after using customer cards to take money.
US Attorney Wendy Olson announced on September 30th that Azucena Ortega, 32, of Jerome pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud in United States District Court. In a plea agreement, Ortega admitted to using her position as an employee of Wells Fargo Bank in Twin Falls, to access customer’s checking account and order ATM cards without permission from the customer. She would then use get the cards and set the pin numbers and raise the daily withdrawal limits.
Ortega admitted to taking a total of $1,484.00 from the customer’s account. The government will be going after Ortega’s assets and restitution for the victims of the fraud. She will be sentenced in federal court in Boise on January 7th, 2015. Ortega could be facing up to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000,000 and five years of supervised release for bank fraud.