- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors are accusing a former South Texas bank employee of stealing $1.3 million from customer accounts.

Authorities allege that 43-year-old Cynthia Luna Rodriguez took the money from the accounts of six customers at PlainsCapital Bank in Edinburg over an eight-year period.

An FBI investigation alleges the accounts primarily belonged to elderly individuals and to individuals living out of the country who were not likely to regularly monitor their accounts.

Authorities allege in order to hide her scheme Rodriguez would move money from one victim’s account to another whenever a victim would come into the bank and close their accounts.

Rodriguez surrendered to authorities on Thursday. Court records didn’t list an attorney for her.

Rodriguez faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of bank fraud.


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