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Comerica Vault Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling At Least $120,000

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

A Comerica employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $120,000 from the bank, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham announced today.

Sallie Lazzaro, aka Sallie Marie Perry, 33, plead guilty to theft by a bank employee before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton.

According to plea papers, Ms. Lazzaro, who began as a teller and was later promoted to vault manager, admitted she repeatedly stole cash from the FDIC-insured bank.

She purloined cash from her teller drawer, hid it in her pocket or purse, and input false information into the bank’s computer system in order to manipulate teller and vault balances.

On May 20, 2021, when Ms. Lazzaro was on duty as vault manager, a cash count revealed that the bank was missing more than $100,000.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nashonme Johnson prosecuted the case.


Erin Dooley
Press Officer

Updated December 6, 2022

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