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sioux falls woman sentenced for bank embezzlement

November 6, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, woman convicted of Embezzlement of Bank Funds was sentenced on November 4, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol.

Andrea Schwartz, age 23, was sentenced to time served and 2 years of supervised release, to include 50 hours of community service.  She was also fined $500 and ordered to make restitution of $7,720.
Schwartz was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on May 8, 2013.  She pled guilty to the offense on August 12, 2013.
The conviction stems from incidents that took place when Schwartz was employed as a teller at Home Federal Bank in Sioux Falls.  Schwartz made several withdrawals from customers’ accounts under the pretense that the customers called her on the telephone, authorized withdrawals from their accounts, and told her another person would come to the bank to pick up the cash. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hendrickson prosecuted the case.  



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