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California woman sentenced for attempting to withdraw money from Texas woman's account at local banks

Posted at: 01/15/2013 3:01 PM
Updated at: 01/15/2013 3:15 PM

A California woman was sentenced Tuesday for attempting to withdraw money from the account of a Texas woman at Bank of America branches in Irondequoit, Gates and Batavia.

Cassandra Montrevel, 26, of Sacramento, California, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identify theft, was sentenced to 70 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $326,000.

Montrevel was convicted of conspiring with others to execute a scheme to defraud Bank of America by flying to different branches across the country, posing as actual bank account holders and attempting to withdraw cash. On March 18, 2011, Montrevel went to the Bank of America branches in Irondequoit, Gates and Batavia and attempted to withdraw money from the account of a Texas resident by presenting a fake Texas driver's license using the name of the actual account holder. She also presented the correct social security number of the true account holder. 

Montrevel admitted to having executed the scheme in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois and New York as well.