J'Cynda Sales, a teller at the Citizens Bank branch on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, admitted yesterday that she drained a customer's account of the money over a six-month period, the US Attorney's office reports.
According to the federal "information" against her, filed in April, Sales gained the customer's account number in November of 2015, when the customer came to her window to deposit a check.
Between Nov. 28, 2015 and May 23, 2016, Sales, 22, of Dorchester, made 48 unauthorized withdrawals from the customer's account and deposited about $167,000 of it in a checking account in the name of somebody not named in the information. She and the other person then spent that money, withdrawing money from an ATM for some transactions and using a debit card for others.
Sales now faces up to 30 years in prison, a fine of $1 million and an order to make restitution, although the US Attorney's office agreed to seek penalties at the lower end of the scale because of her guilty plea. She will be sentenced on Sept. 20.