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Identity Theft

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On March 9, 2010, detectives from the Berks County District Attorney’s Crime Unit initiated an investigation into reported allegations of Identity Theft committed by a Wachovia Bank employee.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Lisbhett Diaz obtained 18 Wachovia Bank customer’s names, their social security numbers, their respective bank account numbers and account balances. Subsequently, she then sold this information to a third party for $20 per name.

The third party then used that information to create fifteen (15) fraudulent checks that were transacted in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The counterfeit checks were purported to be business checks and made payable to 6 different victims. As a result, Wachovia Bank, which is now Wells Fargo Bank, suffered a financial loss of $74,416.38.

As a result, detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Lisbhett Diaz on the aforementioned listed charges. The warrant was issued on May 14, 2013 by Magisterial District Judge Alvin B. Robinson.

On May 15, 2013, Diaz surrendered to detectives at approximately 10:00 a.m.