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Bank employee sentenced for taking $171,000 from customer

June 27, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 36-year-old Florida bank employee has been sentenced to 23 months in federal prison for stealing more than $171,000 from a customer.

U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the sentencing of Reginald Green II on Thursday. A jury found him guilty on theft and embezzlement charges in December.

Prosecutors say Green withdrew more funds than the SunTrust Bank customer had authorized and then put the extra funds in accounts that he controlled. He used the money to pay his mortgage and auto loans.

When the bank discovered the theft in April 2018, Green was fired and the customer was reimbursed.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Secret Service.

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