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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Former bank employee placed behind bars in Rhode Island

A former bank employee was sentenced to a year in prison after allegedly embezzling more than $95,000.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, former Bank of America employee Elvy Gomez, 40, pleaded guilty to one count each of theft of government property, forging an endorsement on treasury checks, and money laundering.

At the time of his guilty plea, Gomez admitted that he accessed a dormant checking account while at work and deposited stolen treasury checks, then withdrew the funds. He admitted to getting a fake ATM card and depositing 14 stolen treasury checks into the account.

Gomez was ordered to serve three years supervised release after prison, forfeit over $34,000 and pay $95,559 in restitution.

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