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District of Delaware

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Delaware Bank Teller Sentenced for Embezzling $150,000

WILMINGTON, Del. – Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Amanda Carey, age 28, of New Castle, Delaware, was sentenced today by the Honorable Richard G. Andrews, United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, to 12 months and one day imprisonment and full restitution.  The defendant pleaded guilty to committing bank embezzlement, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 656, in October 2015. 

According to statements made today and documents filed in court, the Judge found that Carey’s offense was a serious matter that warranted a term of imprisonment.  Carey had embezzled approximately $150,000 from PNC Bank over the course several months last year.  According to statements made at the plea hearing, Carey was employed as a teller supervisor at the bank, beginning in January 2015.  On June 19, 2015, Carey did not report to work as scheduled.  An audit of the bank’s vaults was conducted, and the bank learned that over $150,000 of cash was missing.  An arrest warrant was issued for Carey on July 10, 2015, and she was arrested in Emporia, Virginia on July 28, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Oberly gave the following comments: “At a time when some question the need to incarcerate non-violent offenders, cases like this require some actual punishment.  Ms. Carey breached her position of trust at the bank and stole nearly $150,000, none of which was recovered.  The public needs to be assured that such crimes cannot simply be resolved or deterred through probation, but require some period of incarceration.”

“Ms. Carey took a large amount of money that wasn’t hers, so she must now face the consequences of her actions.  There are laws that govern our society and our job as the FBI is to protect people from the criminals who chose to break those laws,” said Kevin Perkins, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Delaware. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the cooperation and assistance of PNC Bank Investigative Services Group.

Financial Fraud
Updated February 4, 2016