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Harpswell Woman Sentenced to Three Months For Bank Embezzlement

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

Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Cecile Roux, 41, of Harpswell, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to three months in prison and three years of supervised release, including three months of home confinement, for embezzlement by a bank employee.  She was also ordered to pay $107,995.84 in restitution.  Roux pled guilty on November 20, 2015.

According to the government’s evidence, between April 2012 and August 2015, Roux, while serving as the head bank teller at a Bank of Maine branch located in Brunswick, Maine, transferred $107,995.84 in 92 unauthorized transactions from a customer’s account into her own account. 

In pronouncing sentence, Judge Torresen noted that the amount of money embezzled and the lengthy period of time over which the criminal activity occurred caused great harm to the bank, the bank customer and the public’s trust.  In determining the sentence, Judge Torresen also considered Roux’s lack of criminal history, her prompt admission to wrongdoing, her level of remorse and her particular family circumstances.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Brunswick Police Department. 

Updated March 17, 2016

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