Bank Embezzler Sentenced to a Year in Jail
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that an Anchorage woman was sentenced to a year in jail yesterday in federal court for embezzling over $100,000 from her former employer Credit Union 1.
Shanice Mano, age 23, of Anchorage, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Timothy M. Burgess.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aunnie Steward who prosecuted the case, Mano was a teller at Credit Union 1 when she accessed a customer’s account without authority and transferred money to accounts that she had control over and from which she was able to make withdrawals.
Chief Judge Burgess noted that Mano’s crime was well planned and deliberate and that over the course of several days she stole money that had taken the victims’ years to save. Judge Burgess noted the need to deter others from similar crimes.
The FBI was able to recover $80,000 of the stolen funds. Restitution was ordered for the remainder.
U.S. Attorney Loeffler commends the FBI for the investigation of this case.