Monday, October 18, 2010
Florida Woman Charged With Defrauding 2 Banks Out Of Nearly $450K To Support Her Death Row Son
Nazreen Mohammed, 47, of Summerfield, Florida, was charged last week with bank fraud, embezzlement and aggravated identity theft in connection with the alleged misappropriation of nearly $450,000 from two banks where she had recently been employed. According to authorities, Mohammed use her position at Fairwinds Credit Union to steal $127,431 through fraudulent loans and lines of credit in the names of mostly deceased or elderly clients over a period of about three months, from April 17 through July 18, 2009. Authorities also allege that Mohammed embezzled at least an additional $312,581 in a similar manner from the Royal Bank of Canada over a two month period from November 5, 2009, to January 7, 2010. Media reports suggest that Mohammed used some of the ill-gotten gains to help with legal expenses for her son, Dane Abdool, 21, who is currently on death row for burning to death his 17-year-old girlfriend, Amelia Sookdeo in February 2006. Abdool, pictured here, was convicted in 2008 of 1st degree murder by dousing a bound Sookdeo with gasoline and lighting her on fire. Nazreen Mohammed has self published two books about her son's case: The Unfortunate and The Pursuit of Justice. She faces up to 30 years in prison for each felony count.