An employee at a Bank of America call center has admitted to stealing sensitive account information and attempting to sell it, according to The Register.
Brian Matty Hagen met with two undercover FBI agents posing as potential buyers and attempted to sell them names, telephone numbers, dates of birth and other information, according to court documents. Meeting in a restaurant in Florida, Hagen told the undercover agents he had an accomplice who could produce fake credit card information with the information.
He initially requested half of the proceeds from any resulting scam but was convinced to settle for 25 percent. Hagen demanded to be paid in cash and said he would only work with accounts that had a balance greater than $100,000.
Last week, he plead guilty to one count of bank fraud and faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a fine up to $1 million. Prosecutors have agreed to request a reduced sentence based on Hagen’s cooperation.