According to police, 31-year-old Krisheita Robinson forged a co-worker’s signature in order to obtain bank gift cards at a TD bank location.
Prosecutors believe that the scheme began in August 2011 and continued until May 2013. During this time, Ms. Robinson allegedly got stole more than $75,000.
Authorities were alerted to the alleged theft by bank security. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s White Collar Crimes Unit conducted an investigation before arresting Ms. Robinson.
Ms. Robinson was charged with theft by deception, forgery, money laundering, and improper disposal of property of a financial institution.
In New Jersey, theft by deception is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4. As set forth by the statute, a person may be charged with second degree theft by deception if he or she uses deception to obtain property valued at more than $75,000. In this case, Ms. Robinson could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in NJ State Prison if she is convicted.
After being arrested, Ms. Robinson was held at the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
To learn more information pertaining to this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Prosecutor: Englewood Woman Stole $75K in Gift Cards from Bank.“