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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Former Employee of Environmental Consulting Firm Sentenced to Bank Fraud

          ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that NAVIS FRANCES LEFEVER SABLAN, age 30, was sentenced today by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood of the District Court of Guam to serve eight months in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $25,145.65 in restitution and a $100 special assessment fee.  Defendant SABLAN pled guilty on November 17, 2015, to Bank Fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344.

          SABLAN admitted that from February 2014 to December 2014, she embezzled over $25,000 from her employer Allied Pacific Environmental Consulting (APEC).  APEC hired her as its bookkeeper and she was responsible for preparing checks drawn on the company’s checking accounts maintained at First Hawaiian Bank.  SABLAN forged the signatures of the company owner and other authorized personnel on 42 company checks that totaled $25,645.65.  She wrote payroll checks for herself and checks ostensibly for petty cash, and used the stolen funds for her personal benefit.            

            Alicia A.G. Limtiaco stated, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office and its law enforcement partners are committed to investigating and prosecuting individuals who victimize and perpetrate fraud against members of our community, including businesses and financial institutions.”

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by   Assistant U.S. Attorney Marivic David.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated December 14, 2016