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Former Banco Popular Employee Sentenced To 12 Months For ATM Card Fraud

Natasha Seetaram, 39, of St. Thomas, was sentenced by Chief District Judge Robert Molloy to 12 months and one day of incarceration, followed by four years of supervised release for bank fraud, according to an announcement Thursday from U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith.

According to court records, Seetaram formerly worked at a St. Thomas branch of Banco Popular where she used her position as a bank employee to issue debit cards in the names of two unknowing bank customers. After issuing the ATM debit cards, Seetaram allegedly used the cards for her own personal benefit by making fraudulent ATM withdrawals and purchases in the amount of approximately $43,000 in St. Thomas and Jacksonville, FL. According to the release, the two victims were subsequently reimbursed by the bank and Seetaram was ordered by the court to pay restitution to the bank in the amount of $43,418.76.

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