A former Bank of America teller pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegedly creating a bank account for a 96-year-old woman and then siphoning $60,000 out of it.
Saul Cornejo, a 25-year-old Daly City resident, was arrested this week on suspicion of felony elder abuse and grand theft.
Cornejo worked as a teller at the Bank of America at 5150 Mission St., where Eunice Mongan was a customer. He allegedly convinced Mongan to open an account to which he had access so he could be her personal banker and help pay her bills.
Between July 2008 and August 2009, Cornejo opened new accounts in Mongan’s name, transferred her money into the new accounts and then withdrew the cash for his own use, according to the District Attorney’s Office.