A former bank employee was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole and sold the identities of bank customers.
Lisbhett Yomayra Diaz surrendered to Berks County detectives Wednesday morning, a day after the detectives obtained a warrant for her arrest.
Diaz obtained the names, social security numbers and bank account numbers and balances of 18 customers of the former Wachovia Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank, detectives said. Diaz then allegedly sold the information to a third party for $20 per name.
The third party, detectives said, then used the information to create 15 fraudulent business checks that were made payable to six different victims in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, detectives said.
The bank suffered a financial loss of $74,416.38, detectives said.
"It goes to show you, what can happen when you have employees who are trusted with information and they go outside and sell your social security numbers, your bank account information," said John Adams, Berks Co. District Attorney.
Diaz, 24, of Shillington, was charged with identity theft, unlawful use of a computer, computer theft and securing execution of documents by deception.