Texas bank teller admits to embezzling almost $1.4 million
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 9-May-2014
When someone has been accused of committing a white collar crime, there are a number of issues they may have to deal with. On top of worrying about penalties, such as jail time and costs, they could lose their job and suffer from a damaged reputation. In Dallas and throughout Texas, people who are in this position could have difficulty finding future employment because of their criminal record. From tax fraud to employee theft, white collar crime charges take many forms.
A bank teller from East Texas recently pleaded guilty to embezzlement and confessed to taking almost $1.4 million from the Longview bank she worked at. The woman, who was the lead teller, was able to embezzle funds for over thirteen years, according to her admission.
Court records reveal that the woman claimed she was able to take the money through fraudulent "cash out" and "cash in" transactions that she entered. The woman is currently waiting to be sentenced by a federal judge and could spend up to 30 years behind bars.
Whether someone is facing allegations of money laundering, forgery or any other white collar crime, it is important for them to thoroughly analyze their situation. Unfortunately, some people who have been wrongfully accused of committing these types of crimes have had to spend years in prison as a result of the false accusations. Anyone who is going through this should take a close look at the details of the case and may want to turn to an experienced attorney, who could help them put their best foot forward in court.
Source: KLTV.com, "Teller pleads guilty to embezzling nearly $1.4 mil from East Texas bank," Cody Lillich, April 23, 2014
Categories: Embezzlement, Fraud, Money Laundering, Penalties, Forgery, Tax Fraud