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Former Bank Manager Gets 30 Months for Wire Fraud

A former Scotiabank manager found guilty last October of 19 counts of wire fraud was sentenced this week in District Court to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Wendie Michel Brown, the bank’s former assistant manager of sales and marketing, was also ordered by District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to repay the $124,376 she stole from the bank. According to a recent news release, a federal jury found that between August 2006 to March 2007, Brown had falsified 19 official bank checks, which she deposited into her parents’ savings account before transferring the funds into her own accounts.
During sentencing, Gomez said that Brown had "abused her position of trust," which added to the seriousness of the crime, the release said.
As a special condition of her supervised release, Brown is also banned from opening any new lines of credit without first getting approval from the probation office.
In the release, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Luis Fraticelli praised V.I. Police Department Sgt. and FBI task force agent Shelly-Ann Stanley-Cannonier for her investigatory work.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason T. Cohen.

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