July 15, 2014

Homer Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $59,000 from Employer

SHREVEPORT, LA—A Homer man pleaded guilty to stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer’s bank account, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

John Bob Jr., 46, of Homer, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to the evidence presented at the guilty plea, the defendant used his employer’s debit card and personal identification number to make approximately 200 withdrawals totaling $59,602 from May 2012 to July 2013 from banks across northwest Louisiana.

Bob faces a maximum penalty of 32 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and a $1 million fine. A sentencing date of November 13, 2014 was set.

The FBI and Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg is prosecuting the case.