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December 10, 2015

Elmira Woman Sentenced on Theft Charge

ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Sonja Matos, 28, of Elmira, NY, who was convicted of theft by credit union employee, was sentenced to time served and two years’ supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated that the defendant worked for the Corning Credit Union as a Risk Management/Card Services employee. Part of her responsibilities included periodically updating the software of Automated Teller Machines (ATM’s) and loading monies into the ATM’s of the Corning Credit Union. From January 2015 through April 2015, Matos took money for herself on a weekly basis from two ATM’s as she was loading the money into the machines. The defendant stole approximately $40,0000. The deposits of the Corning Credit Union are insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen.

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