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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007                   PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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WAKE VILLAGE WOMAN SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

 

TEXARKANA, TX --            United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 42-year-old Wake Village woman has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas for embezzling from her employer.

            WHITNEY HASKINS was sentenced today by United States District Judge David Folsom.  She was also ordered to pay $36,714.26 in restitution.    

            According to information provided in court, beginning in December 2005, Haskins began withdrawing and embezzling currency from Hibernia National Bank, where she was employed.  Haskins then created fraudulent entries, including cash-in and cash-out tickets, and entries in the teller journal to hide her withdrawals, including a fraudulent cash-out ticket dated December 1, 2005 reflecting a shipment of $60,000.00 currency to the Federal Reserve Bank.            

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

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