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Morehouse Parish Woman Sentenced to 12 Months in Prison for Stealing from bank customers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2013

MONROE, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Vickie Lenoir, 48, of Mer Rouge, La., was sentenced on October 7, 2013, by U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. James, to 12 months in prison and five years of supervised release for embezzling money from customers at the Capital One bank where she worked.  She was also ordered to pay $95,673 in restitution.  Lenoir pleaded guilty May 14, 2013.

According to evidence presented in court, from December 2008 until October 2012, Lenoir admitted to embezzling more than $95,673 from seven customer accounts at a Bastrop, La., Capital One Bank where she was employed.  The missing money was reported after customers began noticing unusual activity in their accounts.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Cytheria Jernigan prosecuted the case.

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