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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bank teller gets prison,must repay stolen money in Mississippi

Former Picayune bank teller Vonetta Jordan was sentenced Thursday to 17 months in prison for bank fraud and ordered to repay $117,883.25.U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also ordered two years of probation after her release from prison.Jordan, 37, of Poplarville, was the head teller at Union Planters Bank before Regions Bank acquired it.The money was embezzled between April 2004 and February 2005. She pleaded guilty in February.Debra Mitchell, a teller who worked under Jordan, was sentenced in March for helping steal the money. Mitchell, 43, from Carriere, received a six-month prison term followed by six months of house arrest and two years of probation. She also must help repay Regions Bank.The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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