Bank Teller Sentenced In Fraud, Identity Theft

BALTIMORE (AP) — A bank teller who conspired to use customers’ information to order fraudulent checks and steal money their accounts has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Jayad Zainab Ester Conteh of Glenarden was also ordered to pay more than $36,000 in restitution at sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore.

According to evidence presented at trial, Conteh was a teller at an unidentified bank when she looked up account information without authorization.

Prosecutors say Conteh gave the information to her conspirators, who opened fraudulent checking accounts and withdrew money.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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