A 69-year-old permanent legal resident from Mexico living in Brownsville has entered pleas of guilty to theft/embezzlement of bank funds, theft of funds by a bank employee and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Maria de Los Angeles Caballero aka Angie Caballero pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Rolando Rivera.
From about November 2010 to July 2017, while employed as vice-president at Texas Community Bank in Brownsville, Caballero withdrew funds from two customer accounts without authorization. From one account, she ordered and obtained blank checks on which she then proceeded to forge the customer’s signature, fill out amounts and deposit the checks into a Wells Fargo account under the names of two of her relatives.
Authorities discovered 24 checks Caballero forged in this manner. Additionally, Caballero ordered and signed two cashier’s checks which she then deposited into her relatives’ account at Wells Fargo Bank.
The total amount she embezzled from the two accounts was proved to be $1,516,391.57.
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