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Bank employee accused of aiding unauthorized transfers, charged with ID theft

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Tiara Franklin (L) charged with identity theft, Jerry Parker (M) & Brittany Young (R) are also charged in connection to crime (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department) Tiara Franklin (L) charged with identity theft, Jerry Parker (M) & Brittany Young (R) are also charged in connection to crime (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department)

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Jennings, Missouri woman working for Vantage Credit Union is charged with identity theft after she allegedly helped two suspects steal thousands of dollars from accounts.

Tiara Franklin was working in the bank’s call center, located in the 1160 block of West Florissant Avenue, when she allegedly changed customers’ access passwords or signed them up for online banking when they had not done so, which resulted in a total of $29,600 being transferred to other accounts.

According to officials, after Franklin had spoken to the account holder regarding problems or questions, money was transferred out of their account without their knowledge or approval.

According to court documents, the accounts of Jerry Parker and Brittany Young received money believed to have been transferred from the unsuspecting customers' accounts. The day the money was transferred into the accounts, both suspects withdrew large amounts of money at credit union branches. 

When police went to arrest Young last month, she allegedly climbed out of a window in an attempt to flee from officers. She was taken into custody after being found inside her car.

Young and Parker admitted to withdrawing the stolen money from their accounts, according to the probable cause statement.

Parker has been charged with receiving stolen property. Young has been charged with stealing over $500 and resisting arrest.

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