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Former Credit Union Employee Sentenced To Federal Prison

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

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that Chief U.S. District Court Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced WHITTNEY M. LATHAN of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to ten (10) months in federal prison; a five-year term of supervised release following her release from prison; restitution in the amount of $508,182; and forfeiture of assets in the amount of $309,350.

On September 3, 2015, LATHAN was convicted of bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344.   Her conviction stemmed from her scheme to defraud the Dow Federal Credit Union out of over $500,000 from January 2, 2009 through June 29, 2013, while employed as a teller. 

This matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rene Salomon.    This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated February 4, 2016