JERSEYVILLE MAN INDICTED FOR MAKING FALSE BANK ENTRY TO CONCEAL CASH SHORTAGE
Robert J. Tonsor, 27, of Jerseyville, Ill.-, has been indicted for making a false entry on the “Alton Drive Up Balance Sheet” of the Carrollton Bank, to conceal a shortage of approximately $100,000 from the vault of the drive up branch, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge and is entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
If convicted, Tonsor could face up to 30 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 5 years of supervised release upon release from prison, and a $100 special assessment.
The investigation that resulted in the indictment was conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General.
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.