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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

San Antonio Bookeeper Sentenced To Federal Prison In Connection With A Million Dollar Bank Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

In San Antonio this afternoon, 50-year-old Sandra Sanchez Gonzalez was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $1,074,096.36 in restitution for her role in a bank fraud and identity theft scheme announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman.

On August 1, 2013, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.  By pleading guilty, Gonzalez admitted that while employed by Allegro, LTD., from September 2006 until July 2011, she stole money from Allegro by forging the owner’s signature on company checks and also fraudulently obtained credit cards under the company name to pay for personal expenses.  Gonzalez also admitted to stealing company funds by creating fictitious company pay stubs that incorrectly reflected that her son was employed by Allegro.

This investigation was conducted by agents with the U.S. Secret Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Moore prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.