Thursday, May 9, 2013

Former Teller At Massachusetts Bank Sentenced For Embezzling $378K From Elderly Customers' Accounts

From The Sun-Chronicle on 5/9/13:

A former local bank teller was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for committing bank fraud in connection with her embezzlement of almost $378,000 from elderly customers of Citizens Bank.

Maria DaSilva, 54, of Smithfield, R.I., was ordered to serve 27 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns, followed by three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office,
In addition, DaSilva was ordered to pay $377,926 in restitution.
In January 2013, DaSilva, a teller at the Citizens Bank branch at Stop & Shop, pleaded guilty to stealing the money from the accounts of three elderly bank customers from February 2008 to January 2012 by forging withdrawal slips on the various accounts they held, according to prosecutors.
During the course of the fraud, DaSilva stole from the account of one elderly victim to cover her misdeeds when a family member of a victim who died came to close the accounts to settle the estate, according to court records.

1 comment:

white light said...

This has occured with more thank just bank tellers