Criminal Justice News

Friday, May 04, 2012

Community Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Fraud

GULFPORT, MS—Jennifer White, 28, of Forest, Mississippi, pled guilty on May 3, 2012 to bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced. White was employed with Community Bank of Mississippi as an assistant electronics banking clerk. From August 2010 through August 2011, she electronically accessed the bank’s insufficient funds account through her assigned bank computer and transferred funds from that account to her personal checking account, ultimately using such funds for her personal use. White attempted to conceal her fraudulent scheme by including certain descriptions with the transfers, making it appear that they had been authorized by another bank employee. She stole over $43,964.00 from Community Bank.

White will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on July 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

U.S. Attorney Davis praised the efforts of the FBI agents who investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst who is prosecuting the case.

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