KC woman pleads guilty to defrauding local banks - KMOV.com

KC woman pleads guilty to defrauding local banks

(KMOV)-- A Kansas City woman entered a guilty plea Friday to fraud charges including aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, and misuse of a social security number involving two St. Charles County banks.

The case dates back to last April.
According to court documents Lourdes Jane Burgos, 44,  opened an account at an O’Fallon Bank of America in someone else’s name, using their social security number. Burgos transferred money from one of the victim’s existing account into the fraudulent account.
The following day, Burgos attempted to open another account at a Bank of America in St. Charles using someone else’s name and social security number.
Burgos faces a penalty of two years in prison for each count of aggravated identity theft consecutive to any other sentence of imprisonment; misuse of a social security number carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000.  The bank fraud charge carries a maximum of 30 years in prison and/or fines up to $1,000,000.
Sentencing has been set for December 21st.

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