Man admits to identity theft and stealing over $15,000 from First Niagara customers

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 17:04:09-05

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing from First Niagara accounts.

According to District Attorney John Flynn, 27-year-old Adrian Jones is guilty of two counts of grand larceny, two counts of identity theft and one count of scheme to defraud.

The DA says Jones stole caller's personal identification information while working through a temporary agency in a First Niagara call center. He used the information to access those bank accounts and transfer funds to accounts he controlled totaling $15,492.59.

First Niagara/KeyBank has reimbursed the victims.

Jones faces a maximum sentence of two and one-third years up to seven years in prison.