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Bank Teller Sentenced for Embezzlement

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

BOSTON – A Dorchester woman was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for embezzling $172,551 from a customer of the Mattapan bank at which she was a teller. 


J’Cynda Sales, 22, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time served, five years of supervised release, restitution of $172,551 and forfeiture of $172,551. In June 2017, she pleaded guilty to embezzlement by a bank employee.  Between November 2015 and May 2016, Sales made 48 unauthorized withdrawals from the bank account of a customer totaling $172,551.   


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen P.  Heymann of Weinreb’s Economic Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.


Updated November 17, 2017

Financial Fraud