Bank Supervisor Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Shelly Ann Kocher, 42, Lehighton, Pennsylvania was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy to 27 months’ imprisonment, ordered to pay $444,570.22 in restitution and serve three years’ supervised release for embezzling approximately $376,924.16 from customers’ accounts while she worked as a customer service supervisor at Jim Thorpe National Bank in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Kocher was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on February 11, 2015 to commence serving her sentence.
According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Kocher was employed by Jim Thorpe National Bank from 1999 until May 2013. Kocher embezzled the funds by making unauthorized withdrawals from customers’ CD and savings accounts between 2002 and 2013. Upon discovery of the activity, the bank reimbursed the victims for their losses.
The case was investigated by the Scranton office of the FBI and was prosecuted by Bruce Brandler, Chief of the Criminal Division.