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UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Harris
Title: Public Information Representative

Phone: (212) 330-3344
Email:
DMHARRIS@USPIS.GOV

APRIL 24, 2014

U.S. POSTAL INSPECTORS ARREST
FORMER BANK EMPLOYEE FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

Staten Island NY - U.S. Postal Inspectors today arrested Danielle Cush, 29, a former employee of Capital One bank in New York, for violations of 18 USC 656 and 18 USC 2.

Postal Inspectors allege that, while employed as a teller at Capital One bank from 2010 through September 2013, Cush willfully misapplied hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank funds by taking money from her teller drawer and transferring a majority of it to personal bank accounts controlled by her and another individual.

Inspectors allege the funds were misappropriated without authorization from the bank and were used to pay for Cush's personal expenses, such as rent, travel, and food.

"Ms. Cush exploited her position as a bank teller to use bank funds as her personal ATM. Postal Inspectors remind those in positions of trust that theft and fraud will be investigated by the Postal Inspection Service and violators will be held accountable," said Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett of the New York Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

If found guilty, Cush could be fined up to $1 million or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service thanks the U.S. Secret Service for its investigative assistance with this case.

The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

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