With tax season quickly approaching our personal information will be given to friends, strangers, and the internet in order to file our taxes on a timely basis. A scary thought to begin with; now imagine having your identity stolen by your financial advisor. This is exactly what happened in Palm Beach County this week. A former TD Bank employee and her accomplice pled guilty to stealing identities to commit tax fraud.
A financial services representative at TD Bank from Lake Worth, along with her accomplice, from Riviera Beach, pled guilty to federal charges of aggravated identity theft and theft of government funds on Thursday. Both are scheduled to be sentenced on September 11 and could face up to 10 years in prison.
Prosecutors estimate the two caused over $150,000 in losses.
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