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First National Bank Employee Stole More Than $270,000 from Customers’ Accounts

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, 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.

Anna Wilson, 34, of Johnstown, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from Nov. 15, 2015, to Aug. 15, 2016, Wilson, while employed as a branch manager at First National Bank in Johnstown, Pa, removed approximately $270,434.70 from customers’ accounts and thereafter converted those funds to her personal use.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Oct. 2, 2017, at 1:30 p.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 John J. Valkovci, Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Wilson.

Updated May 23, 2017