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Friday, March 5, 2010

Former Bank Official in New Orleans Sentenced for Bank Theft and Larceny

HONG NGUYEN, age 41, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to twenty-one (21) months' imprisonment for bank theft and larceny, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten today. In addition, Judge Lemelle imposed three (3) years of supervised release during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of confinement should she violate any terms of his supervised release. In addition, NGUYEN was ordered to pay restitution in the amount $1,090,000.00 to Capital One Bank.

According to reports, NGUYEN was an assistant manager in charge of branch operations and customer relations at Capital One Bank in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. During the course of her employment and over a period of several years, as an assistant manager in charge of bank operations and customer service, NGUYEN had access to the accounts and computers of the bank. NGUYEN would cash out debit tickets and cashier’s checks drawn from the lines of credit of customer’s accounts and then concealed these thefts by debiting other line of credit accounts. NGUYEN embezzled approximately $1,090,000.00.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Juan M. Masini.

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