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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Friday, February 21, 2014

Former Integrity Bank Branch Manager Charged With Bank Larceny

     The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Sandra R. Powers, 57, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal Information with bank larceny involving $125,815.00.  A plea agreement was also filed indicating that Powers intends to plead guilty when she appears in federal court for her arraignment.  She faces up to ten years' imprisonment and $250,000 in fines as a result of the charges.

     According to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith, Powers was employed as a branch manager for Integrity Bank's Allentown Boulevard and Colonial Road branches located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  The charges filed today indicate that Powers stole $125,815.00 from a customer's account between May 2012 and March 2013.  Powers was terminated by Integrity Bank in March 2013 and subsequently made full restitution to the bank.

     The case was investigated by the FDIC Office of Inspector General and the FBI and is assigned to Senior Litigation Counsel Bruce Brandler for prosecution.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 10 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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Updated April 9, 2015