Krystal Proctor, a former teller at a check-cashing business, was indicted by a grand jury in the District of Maryland with theft of public money and conspiring to defraud the United States.
It’s alleged that from 2011 through 2013, Proctor and unnamed co-conspirators filed false tax returns with the IRS using stolen IDs. Refund checks were taken to Proctor, who then entered false information into the check cashing business’s database. Proctor processed the stolen checks under the names of existing customers instead of the individuals named on the checks.
According to the indictment, Proctor cashed over 100 checks totaling more than $500,000.
If convicted, Proctor faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for conspiracy and 10 years for each count of theft of public money. She will also have to pay restitution and penalties.
A trial date is pending.