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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Former bank employee admits to embezzling nearly $100K in Rhode Island

 A former bank employee pleaded guilty in federal court on embezzlement charges after he stole nearly $100,000 in treasury funds.

Elvy Gomez, 39, of Providence, used to work at Bank of America. He admitted to the court Friday that he used his position at the bank to deposit stolen treasury checks into a dormant checking account, from which he later withdrew the funds.

Prosecutors said Gomez managed to deposit 14 stolen treasury checks into that account in just four months, embezzling a total of $95,559.

He pleaded guilty to one count each of theft of government property, forging an endorsement on treasury checks and money laundering.

Gomez faces up to 10 years in federal prison, three years supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000 on each charge.

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