Criminal Justice News

Monday, May 14, 2012

Metairie Woman Charged with Bank Theft

NEW ORLEANS—Karen Sork, age 50, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a one-count bill of information for bank theft relating to her unauthorized embezzlement of funds from her employer, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to the bill of information, while Sork worked as an employee at a Whitney Bank branch located in the New Orleans area, she stole approximately $56,299.19, which she used for her own personal use and benefit.

If convicted, Sork faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,0000 fine, restitution, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

United States Attorney Letten reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg.

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