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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ebensburg Woman Sentenced for Removing Funds from Bank Customers’ Accounts

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Ebensburg, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to two months in prison, three years’ supervised release, with the first six months to be served as home confinement with electronic monitoring, on her conviction of misapplication of funds by a bank employee, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Tonya Wade, 44, of Ebensburg, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from Sept. 17, 2012, to Aug. 29, 2013, Wade, while employed as a teller at C & G Savings Bank in Gallitzin, Pa, removed $23,175 from customers’ accounts and thereafter converted those funds to her personal use.

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

Mr. Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wade.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated February 15, 2018