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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 1, 2018

Bank Employee Sentenced for Theft of the First State Bank Graham, Texas

          ABILENE — Edalia Martinez Oliver, 44, of Woodson was sentenced Friday, May 25, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to serve a total of 12 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $41,992.20, following her guilty plea in February 2018 to Bank Theft from the First State Bank Graham (Texas), in Woodson Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

          Oliver pleaded guilty to one count of Bank Theft; that is, to take and carry away, with intent to steal and purloin, money in an amount exceeding $1,000.00 belonging to, and in the care, custody, control, management, and possession of First State Bank Graham (Texas), Woodson, Texas, a bank whose deposits were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 

             According to documents filed in the case, on June 29, 2017, FSB management conducted a surprise teller and vault cash audit at its Woodson branch.  Oliver told FSB management that there would be money missing out of the vault.  Upon completion of the cash audit, FSB learned that $38,592.20 was missing.  On June 29and 30, 2017, Oliver admitted to FSB management and the Sheriff of Throckmorton County, Texas that she had stole the money to gamble and had a gambling problem. 

        The FBI and Throckmorton County Texas Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey Haag and Beverly Chapman were in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Contact: 
JANET PEARRE Janet.pearre@usdoj.gov 214-659-8600
Updated June 8, 2018