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Woman Sentenced for Defrauding HSBC Bank

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

   BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Nicole Pompey, 34, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., who was convicted of bank fraud, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was also ordered to pay $42,000 in restitution to HSBC Bank.

Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was employed by HSBC Bank as an auditor. Between December 2008 and September 2010, Pompey used her position to manipulate teller accounts. The defendant transferred funds from the teller accounts to a personal bank account Pompey opened in her maiden name. The defendant transferred a total of $42,000 in HSBC funds to her personal account.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Tracy Gast.
Updated November 24, 2014