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Amite Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Bank Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANGELA LEMOINE, 43, of Amite, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information charging her with the theft of funds.

According court documents, from approximately November 2005 until approximately March 1, 2013, LEMOINE worked for First NBC Bank as a manager at the Kentwood Branch. LEMOINE, admitted to stealing $14,000 by forging a customer’s signature on a maturing Certificate of Deposit (CD).  Specifically, on August 6, 2012, LEMOINE withdrew $14,000 from a customer’s CD which was maturing, forged the customer’s signature, and had a teller advance her the $14,000 in cash, which she kept in her possession.  LEMOINE signed a hand written confession on March 1, 2013 acknowledging that she stole $14,000.  LEMOINE has made full restitution to the bank.

LEMOINE faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of $250,000 and up to 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for April 30, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 30, 2015