Former Nantucket Bank Employee Pleads Guilty For Role In Fraud Schemes

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)— A former Nantucket Bank employee plead guilty to her role in multiple fraud conspiracies on Friday, according to the Department of Justice.

Rushell Harris, 32, plead guilty to two counts to commit wire fraud for two fraud schemes that ran while she worked at Nantucket Bank from June 2014 to November 2018.

While working at the bank, Harris accessed customer records to obtain personal information and took photos of the person's account information. She then shared the customer's personal information with co-conspirators who then tried to transfer funds from the bank account without their permission.

Harris also was involved in a fraud scheme where she helped run a fake lottery scheme, where she and her co-conspirators called at least 13 victims telling them they won a large lottery prize and had to pre-pay taxes on their winnings.

Victims made their initial payments, although there was no actual prize. The money from the scheme was transferred to associates in the U.S. and Jamaica.

The charges filed against Harris carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years and three years of supervised release. Harris scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 27, 2022.

WBZ's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) has the story.

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