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Mario Smith pleads guilty to stealing money from U.S. Bank accounts

2:05 PM, May 4, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to charges involving stealing money from bank accounts at U.S. Bank.

According to court documents, Jeffrey G. White worked at a St. Louis County U.S. Bank branch. White had access to customer account information including account numbers for personal and business accounts such as Ameren.

Authorities say in spring 2011 White gave customer information to his friend, Mario Darnell Smith, who then created fake internet domain names to make it appear he was sending e-mails from Ameren.

Smith then used the information to try to obtain cash delivery services from an Ameren account at the bank.

He requested $180,000 in cash on June 20, 2011 from U.S. Bank, and arrested later that day.

Smith pleaded guilty to one felony count of bank fraud, three felony counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

White pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in December. He is awaiting sentencing.

Smith is scheduled to be sentenced July 26, 2012.


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