Crooked bank teller could serve year in jail

A corrupt ex-bank teller in Redwood City will spend up to a year in jail for robbing the accounts of her elderly aunt and a 16-year-old who received an inheritance from her dead mother, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Arcelia Aguilar, 28, pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges that she transferred tens of thousands of dollars from the victims’ accounts to her own, the San Mateo County prosecutors said.

The Redwood City resident was a teller at San Mateo County Credit Union when the crimes occurred during two days last year. She allegedly transferred $40,000 of her elderly aunt’s funds into her own account, and $33,000 of the 16-year-old girl’s money, prosecutors said.

She was arrested in July after a family member reported her to authorities for using her mother’s Social Security number to get the bank job, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. The credit union told The Examiner it caught the fraudulent transfers, reported it to police and restored the victims’ drained accounts.

Sentencing is set for October, prosecutors said. The amount of jail time she serves depends on the amount of money she has returned before she is sentenced, a judge said.

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