A former Connecticut resident pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a bank fraud scheme, prosecutors say.

Dayquan Fitzgerald-Williams, 26, currently living in North Carolina, waived his right to be charged during a videoconference hearing before Judge Victor A. Bolden. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Prosecutors said Fitzgerald-Williams used his positions at Citizen Bank and Santander Bank to obtain customer information and provide that information to others who had obtained funds from accounts through transactions. unauthorized.

From late 2018 to early 2020, Fitzgerald-Williams searched bank records for older clients with at least $100,000 in their accounts while working as a mortgage development officer at a branch of Santander Bank, said the prosecutors.

He passed the client’s credentials and account number to others, who prosecutors said had written about 70 fraudulent checks to be issued for a total of about $1.6 million. Prosecutors said more than $2 million was deducted or attempted to be deducted in automatic clearinghouse transactions.


Not all fraudulent checks or ACH transactions cleared customer accounts, prosecutors said.

At some point during the scheme, prosecutors said, Fitzgerald-Williams attempted to broker a fraudulent check — for $34,700 — that was written to her.

At sentencing, which has yet to be set, Fitzgerald-Williams faces up to 30 years in prison for the offense.

Prosecutors said he was released pending sentencing.