Friday, December 5, 2014

Illinois Woman Sentenced To 2 Years For Embezzling $229K From Bank

From WSIL TV 3 on 12/5/2014:

A Jackson County woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing from the bank where she worked.

Buffy A. Bastien, 42, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of bank embezzlement in June.

Prosecutors said Bastien took approximately $229,000 from the Bank of Carbondale between 2010 and Feb. 2014.

In addition to the two-year prison term, Bastien was also sentenced to five years supervised release and restitution. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois says Bastien has already repaid $48,721.80 and still owes $180,500.

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