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Feds Charge Boston Woman With Bank Thefts

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BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Boston woman used fake IDs to steal thousands of dollars from Citizens Bank customers’ accounts in Massachusetts.

The U.S. attorney said Thursday an indictment charges 53-year-old Kimberly Gomez with bank fraud.

Prosecutors said Gomez and others took part in a scheme beginning in 2010 to get personal identification and account information for the bank’s customers, targeting those with high savings account balances. They allegedly created fake IDs with the customers’ names and Gomez’s photo.

Prosecutors said Gomez withdrew more than $67,000 from accounts belonging to three different people, and tried to withdraw another $13,000.

Prosecutors said Citizens Bank cooperated with federal authorities in the investigation.

Gomez could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted. It’s not immediately clear who is representing her.

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