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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 6, 2019

Former Houston Banker Indicted for Bank Fraud

HOUSTON – A 39-year-old Houston woman is set to appear in federal court following the return of a four-count indictment alleging bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Lori Nan Dean is set to make her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christina Bryan at 10:00 a.m. today.

The indictment, returned April 30, 2019, alleges that while employed at the International Bank of Commerce (IBC), she defrauded them of $144,300. She allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals of money through the submission of fraudulent debit general ledger tickets.

According to the indictment, Dean made false entries in the books and records of IBC to conceal her fraud.

The alleged bank fraud scheme lasted from approximately Jan. 2, 2016 through Aug. 2, 2017.  

Each count of bank fraud carries a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment and a fine up to $1 million.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Braddock is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. 
A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until convicted through due process of law.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated May 6, 2019