Sometimes it doesn’t pay to call the cops when you are a victim of crime.
Police said that a New Jersey man whose bank teller spent nearly $100,000 from his bank account was found to have deposited nearly $550,000 from phony tax returns.
The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said that 49-year-old Kenneth Costello complained to police about suspicious activities in his TD Bank account.
Teller Lisa Jarvis was found to have made herself a debit card for his account and spent nearly $100,000 of his funds.
The investigation also discovered that Costello’s bank account funds included about $545,000 he obtained by filing fraudulent state income tax returns.
Jarvis was charged with theft by deception and tax offenses.
Costello was charged with theft by deception, money laundering and multiple tax offenses.