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Homer Man Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison for Stealing more than $59,000 from Employer

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

SHREVEPORT, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Homer man was sentenced to 38 months in prison for stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer’s bank account.

John Bob Jr., 47, of Homer, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay $58,248 restitution. According to the evidence presented at the July 15, 2014 guilty plea, the defendant used his employer’s debit card and personal identification number to make approximately 200 withdrawals totaling $59,602 from May 2012 to July 2013 from banks across northwest Louisiana.

The FBI and Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015