Fired Houston banker gets 2 years for embezzlement

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

HOUSTON (AP) - A former banker in Houston has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for stealing $124,000 mainly from elderly customers or out-of-state patrons.

Prosecutors in Houston on Monday announced the penalty for 24-year-old Hannah Gonzales. She also must make $55,000 in restitution.

The former assistant manager of an International Bank of Commerce branch was arrested in January. Gonzales in June pleaded guilty to embezzlement.

Investigators say the Houston woman since 2010 stole money from accounts of people not likely to be stopping by the bank or customers who did not live in Texas. Some cash was stolen from teller boxes. Other funds were taken from customer accounts.

Gonzales was fired in July 2011 when an audit revealed the missing funds.

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