FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Fresno bank manager and her boyfriend are accused of running an embezzlement scheme that defrauded a Bank of America branch out of more than $600,000.
U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner says 33-year-old Sylvia Ochoa and 23-year-old Shanne Leavell were arrested Wednesday.
Court documents contend Ochoa entered the bank vault after hours and took money for personal use. Prosecutors say she also made fraudulent credits and transfers into accounts that she controlled at the bank – including two accounts she opened in Leavell’s name.
They each face charges including bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
If convicted, Ochoa and Leavell could each face a 30-year prison sentence and a $1 million fine.
It wasn’t immediately known if they have lawyers.
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