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JEFFERSON WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK LARCENY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2010

JESSICA CARVER MATHERNE, a resident of Jefferson, Louisiana, pled guilty yesterday before U. S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to a one count bill of information for bank larceny, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, from approximately April 1, 2005, through approximately June 30, 2005, MATHERNE, who was employed as a bank teller at JP Morgan Chase Bank in Harvey, Louisiana, wrote checks against a closed credit union account and deposited those checks into an J. P. Morgan Chase Bank account in her name. The defendant admitted that she withdrew the funds from the J. P. Morgan Chase account before the checks from the closed credit union account were returned. In all, the defendant stole approximately $8,852 in funds belonging to JP Morgan Chase Bank.

MATHERNE faces a possible maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a $250,000 fine, restitution and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing has been scheduled for June 17, 2010.

The case was investigated by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Matt Chester.

 

 

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