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Woman posed as bank official, fleeced about $800,000

Woman posed as bank official, fleeced about $800,000

A 21-year-old Florida woman who said she dropped out of school in ninth grade admitted Monday that she defrauded about $800,000 from unsuspecting investors. Using the stolen identity of a Credit Suisse bank official, a UPS mail drop in Fort Lauderdale and her experience as a timeshare saleswoman, Amy Brook Wilkerson admitted running the scam while living overseas in Turkey and Georgia. Wilkerson, formerly of Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, agreed to return to South Florida and surrender last year after learning she was under investigation by federal prosecutors and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Dressed in dark blue jail scrubs, Wilkerson pleaded guilty Monday in federal...

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