BOSTON - A Foxborough woman was sentenced today in federal court for committing bank fraud while employed as an Assistant Bank Manager at North Easton Savings Bank in Mansfield.
Kathleen Didonato O’Connell, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf to one year plus one day in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release. O’Connell also was ordered to pay $172,000 in restitution. On Dec. 15, 2011, O’Connell pleaded guilty to bank fraud.
Between October 2010 and February 2011, O’Connell used her position to withdraw over $120,000 from the certificate of deposit accounts of unsuspecting bank customers. The bank fired O’Connell when it discovered her scheme.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine J. Wichers.