A former Citibank employee faces up to 15 years in prison after admitting she used customers' credit card information to pay her personal bills.
Terri Jo Huber, 43, pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges Wednesday morning. Huber was charged last summer with accessing customer accounts.
Citibank says when it discovered the fraud, the company fired Huber and took steps to protect the customers involved.
Huber worked at Citibank in Sioux Falls handling customer complaints and service calls, but Wednesday, she also admitted to accessing customer accounts so she could pay bills.
According to the plea agreement, Huber admits to using the account information of at least five Citibank customers who lived in several states. She used the information to pay personal bills and rack up $16,218.99 in charges on the accounts.
Court documents say Huber would then modify Citibank's computer records, the customers' addresses and other notification information to hide the transactions.
Huber was not taken into custody following her guilty plea but she's expected back at the federal courthouse in Sioux Falls on April 2 when she will be sentenced.
Huber admits she carried out the fraud between January and November of 2012.