JERSEYVILLE MAN ENTERS PLEA OF GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE BANK ENTRY TO CONCEAL THEFT OF CASH
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on August 22, 2011, Robert J. Tonsor, 27, of Jerseyville, IL, pled guilty to the offense of Making a False Bank Entry. Tonsor faces up to 30 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and five years’ supervised release when he is sentenced. That hearing is currently set for November 28, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., in United States District Court in East St. Louis Illinois.
Tonsor admitted as part of the plea that on or about May 12, 2010, he made a false entry on a Carrollton bank document known as “Alton Drive Up Balance Sheet” to conceal his theft of bank funds. The false entry indicated that the bank’s drive up vault was in balance when in fact Tonsor knew there was a shortage in the vault of approximately $100,000.00.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley Killian.