Bank Manager charged with Federal Mail Fraud

Tiffany K. Look, 39, of Harrisburg, has been charged with mail fraud in connection with schemes that federal investigators say conned four customers out of thousands of dollars. If convicted of these charges, Look faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison, a term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

Look was the branch manager at two area financial institutions, Mid Penn Bank and Members First Federal Credit Union, from 2007 to 2013.  According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Look allegedly carried out a scheme to obtain money from four customers of the institutions by taking out fraudulent loans in their names.  To conceal the alleged fraud, she had Mid Penn Bank mail the loan statements to a post office box that she controlled.  The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania estimates the total loss was nearly $140,000.

Look is also accused of transferring $43,000 from a certificate of deposit belonging to a customer with Members 1st.  Investigators believe Look defrauded two other Members 1st customers out of over $68,000 but the details of this particular scam have not been released.

The government has filed a tentative plea agreement with Look in the case, which is subject to approval by the court.

The investigation of this case involved Mid Penn Bank, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, the United States Postal Service Inspectors, and police in the Swatar and Hampden townships.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph J. Terz.

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