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May 09, 2016

Philadelphia bank employee charged in identity theft scheme

A Philadelphia man was charged for his role in an identity theft scheme.

Michael Tuffour, 27, was charged with one count of bank fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger on Monday.

Tuffour was a TD Bank employee, working as a customer service representative, at a branch located on City Line Avenue.

Investigators allege that between July 2011 and April 2013, Tuffour helped co-conspirators open fraudulent accounts, withdraw cash from fraudulent checks and wire money from the fraudulent accounts.

Tuffour is also accused of stealing customer information and selling it, giving co-conspirators access to customers' accounts.

Tuffour faces a maximum sentence of 36 years in prison, a period of supervised release, a fine and a $400 special assessment.