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Bank employee steals nearly $275,000 from customers

Posted at 12:45 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 17:06:20-04

59-year-old Derlena Carrier of Broussard, Louisiana, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for embezzling almost $275,000 from bank customers. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she was charged with one count of theft, embezzlement or misapplication by a bank officer or employee. She was also sentenced to five years of supervised released and was ordered to pay $274,980.

According to her May 11, 2018 guilty plea, Carrier worked as an account clearing house (ACH) specialist for a bank where she had access to bank customer accounts and handled ACH wire transfers. From March of 2010 to December of 2016, Carrier initiated 74 fraudulent wire transfers from customers’ accounts to personal accounts.