Alex Murdaugh Pleads Guilty to Federal Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Money Laundering Charges
Columbia, South Carolina –------- United States Attorney Beth Drake announced today that Amy June Shaufelberger, age 31, of Plum Branch, South Carolina, has entered a plea of guilty to embezzling $40,000 from Regions Bank. The plea was accepted by Senior United States District Court Judge Henry M. Herlong, Jr., who will sentence Shaufelberger at a later date. Shaufelberger faces a possible sentence of up to 30 years imprisonment plus a fine of up to $1,000,000.00.
At the guilty plea the Court was advised by Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) David C. Stephens of the following facts. Shaufelberger was employed by Regions Bank as a teller. Regions received a complaint from a client that his account showed a balance that was not correct. Upon audit of the account it was determined that $27,265.00 had been withdrawn which the customer stated that he had not received. Each of the withdrawal slips showed that Shaufelberger had handled the withdrawals. When questioned about the matter Shaufelberger admitted that she had taken the money for her own use and also had taken a total of $13,600.00 from two other accounts.
United States Attorney Drake stated that the case had been investigated by agents from the United States Secret Service and that AUSA Stephens of the Greenville Office was in charge of the prosecution.
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