Amite Woman, Angela Lemoine, Charged with Theft of Bank Funds
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANGELA LEMOINE, 43, of Amite, Louisiana, was charged in a Bill of Information today with one count of theft of funds.
According to the Bill of Information, from approximately November 2005 until approximately March 1, 2013, LEMOINE worked as a manager at the Kentwood branch of First NBC Bank. LEMOINE admitted to stealing $14,000 by forging a customer’s signature on a maturing Certificate of Deposit (CD). Specifically, on or about August 6, 2012, LEMOINE withdrew $14,000 from a customer’s CD and forged the customer’s signature. LEMOINE then had a teller advance her the $14,000 in cash which she kept in her possession. On March 1, 2013, LEMOINE signed a hand written confession acknowledging that she stole $14,000. LEMOINE has made full restitution to the bank.
If convicted, LEMOINE faces a possible maximum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment, and/or a fine of $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.