Kingston woman pleads guilty to computer trespass in bank thefts

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KINGSTON – A Kingston woman pled guilty in Ulster County Court on Friday to computer trespass for her role in providing copies of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union customer checks to her boyfriend.
Roxana Almonte, 27, was arrested by State Police at Kingston on March 18, 2014.
As an employee of the credit union, she accessed customers’ personal checks and brought copies home which she passed along to her boyfriend, Jarah Clarke. He would then alter the checks and have others attempt to cash them at other banks and credit unions throughout the Hudson Valley. In total, there were over $37,000 in losses to the Hudson Valley Credit Union because of the check copying scheme.
Felony charges against Clarke are still pending.
Almonte will be sentenced in May.