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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FORMER TYLER BANK EMPLOYEES SENTENCED IN SEPARATE FEDERAL CASES

            TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that two former bank employees have been sentenced to federal prison for separate federal criminal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            LLOYD WAYNE ROCK, 47, of Jacksonville, Texas, pleaded guilty on July 28, 2009, to a charge of embezzlement by a bank employee and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.  Rock was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $145,000.

            According to information presented in court, from 1995 to December 2007, Rock was employed as a bank teller for Bank of America in Tyler.  During this time, he embezzled approximately $145,000 from the bank.

            In an unrelated case, AMBER PENNER, 27, of Tyler, pleaded guilty on June 24, 2009, to making false bank entries and was sentenced to 5 months in federal prison today by Judge Davis.  Penner was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $80,500.

            According to information presented in court, from 2005 to January 2008, Penner was employed as a bank teller for Southside Bank in Tyler.  During this time, she embezzled funds from the bank and made fraudulent entries in the bank accounting system to conceal the scheme.

            These cases were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Coan.

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