Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Former Oregon Bank Manager Sought By FBI In Possible $1.2 Million Misappropriation Case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the home of Shawna Leimomi Saia, also known as Shawna Saia-Moore, 37, of Coos Bay, Oregon last week on suspicion that she misappropriated as much as $1.2 million from customer accounts at the local Wells Fargo Bank branch where she had been employed as assistant manager. Authorities believe Saia opened accounts in customer names in order to fraudulently receive extra commissions. She is also alleged to have transferred some $740,000 directly from customer accounts to her own accounts. Finally, she is believed to have taken gold coins from customers as well. FBI officials believe Saia is a "heavy gambler," which may have been a motivating factor for her thefts. Saia is thought to have fled to either Las Vegas, Nevada or Hawaii where she has family.

Read the story here, here and here.

Hat tip: Reader Joe.

Update (12/28/10): Shawna Saia-Moore was arrested by the FBI.

Update (9/21/11): Saia-Moore, now 38, was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison.  She plead guilty this past May. 

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