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Former Hayden Lake Bank Manager Sentenced

February 29, 2012

COEUR D'ALENE – Mary Ann Head, 59, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was sentenced in federal court today to 30 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for making false entries in the books and records of a federally insured financial institution, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge ordered Head to pay $400,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service. She pleaded guilty to the charge on December 7, 2011.

According to the plea agreement, from 1993 to 2009, Head was employed by Bank of America at its Hayden Lake branch in Hayden, Idaho. In 1997, Head became the assistant branch manager, and thus the sole employee responsible for control of the automatic teller machine (ATM), which required her to balance the machine on a regular basis. Beginning sometime in 1997, Head began taking money out of the automatic teller machine to use for a variety of purposes. According to the plea agreement, Head admitted to making false entries in the books, reports and statements of Bank of America in order to disguise her criminal activity, and continued to do so until discovered by the bank in December 2009, after a new imaging automatic teller machine was installed.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bank of America corporate security.