Two Women Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud Conspiracy
SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendants AMELIA M. TEDTAOTAO, age 31, and ANN MARIE C. PANGILINAN, age 41, were sentenced in District Court today by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco- Gatewood. The Court ordered terms of imprisonment as a result of the defendants’ convictions for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. TEDTAOTAO was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, three years of supervised release, ordered to pay $9,005.53 restitution, a $100 assessment fee and to perform 50 hours of community service. PANGILINAN was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, the last six months of which can be served in home detention during a two year period of supervised release, and ordered to pay $2,850 restitution, a $100 assessment fee and to perform 50 hours of community service.
From May 2014 to July 2014, TEDTAOTAO, PANGILINAN and others participated in an ATM debit-fraud and check-fraud scheme involving Bank of Guam (BOG) funds and checks drawn from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. As part of the conspiracy, the defendants deposited fraudulent checks into third party BOG accounts via ATM transactions, and then withdrew funds based upon those checks. For the entire period of the conspiracy, the defendants and their co-conspirators attempted to obtain over $70,000 from BOG by depositing 101 fraudulent checks drawn from a closed and insufficiently funded account at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Guam Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Marivic P. David, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Guam.