Amarillo Woman Sentenced for Embezzling Approximately $93,000 from Firstbank Southwest
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 21, 2010|
AMARILLO, TX—Megan Elaine Hahn, 23, of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 12 months and one day in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Judge Robinson ordered that Hahn pay $93,255 in restitution. Hahn pleaded guilty in October to one count of theft by a bank employee. Judge Robinson ordered that Hahn surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 11, 2011, to begin serving her sentence.
Hahn is a former teller at FirstBank Southwest. She admitted that beginning in 2008 until mid-May 2010, she stole money from her cash drawer. She concealed her thefts by manipulating the balance of her teller drawer on her computer and by falsifying cash in and cash out tickets. On May 18, 2010, after she saw auditors arrive at the bank, Hahn went to the bank managers and admitted her theft. She obtained approximately $93,000 from the bank over a two-year period.
The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Drake of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Amarillo.