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A California woman who tried to rip-off a bank right here in Batavia, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges.

24-year-old Cassandra Montrevel of Sacramento, CA faces up to 30 years in prison and $1-million in fines. In federal court, Montrevel admitted to cooking up a scheme with friends to defraud the Bank of America. Montrevel herself flew to branches in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, and New York – including the branch here in Batavia.

On March 18th, she strolled into Bank of America – right across the street from WBTA Studios – and presented the teller with a fake Texas ID and fraudulent account information. Montrevel then attempted to make withdrawals from another person’s account.

Batavia Police assisted in the federal investigation, under the direction of Chief Randy Baker. Montrevel will be sentenced January 25th.

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