The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that a former Bank of America customer service representative has been charged with swindling $61,000 from a 96-year-old woman who entrusted him with her finances.
Twenty five year old Saul Cornejo of Daly City was being held on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to charges of felony elder abuse and grand theft said the Chronicle.
Cornejo had persuaded Eunice Mongan who was a customer at the BofA branch to allow him access to her account as her personal banker said prosecutors.
They say that from July 2008 through August 2009, Cornejo opened new accounts in Mongan’s name and withdrew money from them. The alleged crimes came to light in August after Mongan’s niece accompanied her to the bank and thought Cornejo was acting suspiciously.
She then went to Bank of America officials and San Francisco police, who found a total of $61,000 missing from her aunt’s accounts and from the proceeds of a reverse mortgage.