A former employee at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and his brother were arrested Friday on suspicion of obtaining loans using stolen identities.
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Curtis L. Wiltshire, 34, previously worked as an IT analyst at the bank and had access to sensitive employee information, including names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and photographs, FBI officials said.
Investigators said they found a thumb drive attached to his computer in February with applications for $73,000 in student loans using two stolen identities. They also found a fake drivers license with the photo of a bank employee who wasn't the person identified in the license.
In a separate investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said Kenneth Wiltshire opened a mailbox in Jersey City, N.J. with a phony driver's license with a photo of a former or current bank employee. He allegedly used the mailbox to receive documents for a boat loan that used a stolen identity.
Kenneth Wiltshire, 40, also is suspected of using a fake driver's license with another bank employee's photo in connection with the boat loan, and with using a bank employee's information for a phony income tax return.
Curtis Wiltshire is charged with one count of bank fraud, one count of fraud in connection with identification documents, and one count of aggravated identity theft. He faces more than 45 years in prison if convicted. His brother is charged with one count of mail fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft. If convicted, he faces more than 20 years in prison.