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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Louisiana bank worker gets prison for embezzlement

A Lafayette man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for embezzling money from Chase Bank customers.A federal judge on Monday sentenced 30-year-old Christopher P. Smith to 41 months in prison and ordered him to pay $228,350 in restitution to the bank.Smith was a personal banker at a Chase Bank branch in Lafayette and was responsible for opening and managing customers' accounts. Prosecutors said he made $231,000 in unauthorized withdrawals from customer accounts for his personal use.

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