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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

C & G Savings Bank Employee Admits Stealing Funds from Customers’ Accounts

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Ebensburg, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of misapplication of funds by a bank employee, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Tonya Wade, 43, of Ebensburg, Pa. pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, from Sept. 17, 2012, to Aug. 29, 2013, Wade, while employed as a teller at C & G Savings Bank in Gallitzin, Pa, removed $20,950 from customers’ accounts and thereafter converted those funds to her personal use.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for February 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Wade.

Updated October 19, 2017