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July 31, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORMER HEAD TELLER SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLING BANK FUNDS
Bel Air Woman Stole Over $250,000
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Evelyn Maguire, age 38, of Bel Air, Maryland, was sentenced today to 2 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for embezzlement of bank funds, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Chief U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg also ordered Maguire to pay restitution of $206,721. In addition, Maguire forfeited 3 vans purchased with funds she embezzled, which yielded $41,609.07 to the government.
According to the statement of facts presented at her guilty plea on November 4, 2005, Maguire, was the head teller at the Wachovia branch located at 1442 Martin Boulevard in Essex, Maryland. As head teller, Maguire was authorized to take cash from the vault, “sell” it to the tellers she supervised and make entries in the records of Wachovia to reflect her activity.
Beginning sometime in 2003, Maguire began taking cash from the vault and making false entries into her teller drawer and vault records to make it appear that the funds balanced. She spent the cash, and deposited over $67,000 to the joint personal account she had with her husband, and over $80,000 into the account of Electrical Power Solutions, LLC, a company her husband had formed in June, 2004. Around January 10, 2005, Maguire took $15,000 from the vault and deposited it into the Electrical Power account. In May 2005, Wachovia Bank officials realized that funds were missing. When confronted by FBI agents on June 8, 2005, Maguire admitted taking approximately $250,000 from the bank.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their work in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Joyce K. McDonald, who prosecuted the case.
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