TX: Former Capital One Bank employee sentenced in ID theft scheme

Here’s an update to a case previously noted on this blog:

Jamal Gerard Mose-Burrel, 22, of Houston, has been sentenced to a four-year-term of imprisonment for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Mose-Burrel pleaded guilty Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Today, U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, who accepted the guilty plea, ordered Mose-Burrel to serve a 48-month-term of imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release and to pay $74,199 in restitution to Capital One Bank. Judge Rosenthal considered the seriousness of the offense, the impact on the victims and the personal characteristics of the defendant which included his youth and previous lack of criminal history in arriving at the sentence.

Mose-Burrel, who formerly worked for Capital One Bank, admitted at his plea hearing that he used Capital One Bank systems to provide a co-conspirator identified only as “T.J.” with the personal information and bank account information of Capital One Bank customers. Mose-Burrel admitted receiving $3,000 as payment for the customer information while his co-conspirators netted $84,169.37 after presenting $158,606.37 in counterfeit checks and fraudulent counter withdrawal slips to various Capital One Bank branches around the Houston area.

Previously released on bond, Mose-Burrel was allowed to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Julie Redlinger prosecuted the case.

Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas

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