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North Attleboro Bank Employee Charged with Fraud
November 27, 2012

Boston...A North Attleboro woman has been charged with bank fraud for taking over $100,000 from the bank where she was employed.

Debra S. Antonitis, 45, has been charged by Information with three counts of mail fraud and one count of wire mail.

The Information filed by the United States today alleges that between April 2006 and early January 2012, Antonitis made 143 fraudulent transfers of funds through the records system of the bank where she worked, in order to take approximately $112,385. The Information alleges that Antonitis conducted each of these fraudulent transfers by creating fictitious withdrawals from customers’ accounts and transferring the funds to herself in cash or in deposits to her own accounts. She allegedly covered up her thefts by creating false entries in the bank’s records to make it appear that customers had withdrawn the funds.

If convicted, Antonitis faces up to 30 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.

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 is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Miron Bloom of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.




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