Roberta Dunsworth, 53, a resident of Espanola, New Mexico, was sentenced this week in federal court to a 24-month term of imprisonment to be followed by one year of supervised release for her aggravated identity fraud conviction. As a condition of her supervised release, Dunsworth must perform 100 hours of community service. She also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $26,131.00 to Wells Fargo Bank, her former employer and the victim of her fraud.
Dunsworth was charged on December 1, 2010 with ten counts of bank fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of fraudulent use of unauthorized access devices. She entered a guilty plea to Count 11 of that indictment, charging her with aggravated identity theft, on December 29, 2010 under a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office.
United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that Dunsworth was employed at the Wells Fargo Bank in Espanola, NM, when the offenses occurred. In her plea agreement, Dunsworth admitted that, between October 28, 2008 through March 24, 2009, while she was employed at the Wells Fargo Bank, she unlawfully used the identity of a bank customer, without the customer’s knowledge or authorization, to obtain a credit card and a debit card and to open bank accounts as part of the bank fraud.
Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office