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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ontario, NY Woman Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Cortney Vogt, 37, of Ontario, NY, pleaded guilty to bank fraud before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that from September, 2013 to September, 2015, Vogt used her position at SalesSource International, a Rochester business, to forge and personally negotiate 132 business checks. The checks were drawn on an account at Canandaigua National Bank. In total, the defendant defrauded SalesSource and Canandaigua National Bank out of more than $134,000.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., before Judge Siragusa.

Updated April 28, 2017