As the saying goes, Citi crime never sleeps. A former sales assistant at the loss powerhouse was barred from the securities industry after putting a new spin on liar loans. In this case, Tamara Lanz Moon didn't so much borrow money from clients such as widows, a U.S. diplomat, and her father as flat out steal it.
Moon allegedly falsified accounts and forged signatures to steal about $55,000 from the diplomat, $30,000 from her father and more than $120,000 from at least three elderly widows
The former Pandito worker bee made off with over $850,000 for non-client approved ventures like remodeling her house before Citi gave her the boot. Being fired from Citi and barred from the securities industry by Finra, you'd think Moon would be fighting for her financial life- maybe even getting a little depressed these days. But in the current anything goes as long as it goes environment in mortgage modification world, it's only a matter of time before she takes some perverse pleasure in going back to her former employer for a little help on the remodeled house that got her into this mess initially. Welcome to the new housing circle of life.
Finra Bars Ex-Citigroup Aide for Stealing From Widows [Bloomberg]