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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 14, 2013

Jerseyville Man Sentenced For Making False Bank Entry To Conceal Cash Thefts

A Jerseyville man, convicted of Making a False Bank Entry, was sentenced in federal court on January 14, 2013, to 30 days of imprisonment, 11 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, and 3 years of supervised release, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

At his plea on August 22, 2011, Robert J. Tonsor, 29, of Jerseyville, IL, admitted that while employed by the Carrollton Bank he had made false entries on the bank’s Alton Drive Up Vault Balance Sheet. Tonsor admitted making the false entries in order to conceal his theft of funds and deceive the officers of the Carrollton Bank by making the records falsely indicate that the bank’s drive up window vault was properly balanced, when Tonsor knew that there were shortages of approximately $105,000 in United States currency.

As part of the plea agreement with the government, Tonsor had already paid $105,000 in restitution to the Bank of Carrollton. He was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.00.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.

Updated February 19, 2015