Clement Bougouneau, 51, made his initial District Court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller Monday to answer chages of burglary and larceny at a St. Thomas branch of Banco Popular, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
Bougouneau, of St. Thomas, is charged with having committed bank burglary and larceny from Banco Popular de Puerto Rico on Sept. 4, 2017. According to court documents, he allegedly entered the bank and stole more than $1,000 in property and money.
If convicted, Bougouneau faces as much as 20 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith J. Edwards.