Former Bank Employee Sentenced To 21 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

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            WASHINGTONDanielle Bartley, 26, a former Capital One Bank employee from Silver Spring, Maryland, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, a conspiracy that compromised the account information of at least nine bank account holders and sought at least $253,000 in fraudulent withdrawals and transfers.

            The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Matthew R. Stohler, Special Agent in Charge, Washington Field Office, U.S. Secret Service, and Greg L. Torbenson, U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge for the Washington Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

            Bartley pleaded guilty in October 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.  In addition to the prison term, the Honorable Thomas F. Hogan today ordered her to pay restitution of $50,000 for the losses that were suffered and entered a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $3,750.

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            As Bartley admitted in her guilty plea, at the time of the conspiracy in 2017, she worked as a branch associate in Washington, D.C.  Between June and August 2017, Bartley and her co-conspirators, including Krishna Jannor-John Marsh, posed as nine different actual bank account holders and sought at least $253,000 in fraudulent withdrawals and transfers.  They succeeded in obtaining one $50,000 wire transfer using personal identifiers of an account holder that Marsh purchased on the dark web.  Other attempts were stopped, including one by an alert teller.

            In September 2018, as part of his broader conspiracy, Marsh was sentenced to 46 months in prison, ordered to pay $338,100 in restitution, and had a forfeiture money judgment of $50,000 entered against him.  After initially agreeing to plead guilty in 2018, Bartley fled to Jamaica and was extradited back to the United States in 2021.

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            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves, Special Agent in Charge Stohler,  and Inspector in Charge Torbenson commended the work of those who investigated the case from the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. They also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including former Paralegal Specialists Joshua Fein and Kristy Penny. Finally, they commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Arvind Lal and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Saler, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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