Former Houston banker sentenced to prison for fraud scheme

File photo - money.
File photo - money. (Pixabay)

A 41-year-old former International Bank of Commerce employee has been ordered to federal prison after she admitted to defrauding her former employer, Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery said in a release.

Lori Nan Dean of Houston pleaded guilty Aug. 26, 2019 to bank fraud.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Gilmore imposed a 15-month sentence, which will be immediately followed by two years of supervised release. Dean was also ordered to pay a total $91,748.56 in restitution.

From Jan. 2, 2016 through Aug. 2, 2017, Dean was employed as a Marketing Manager at IBC in Houston. At the time of her plea, she admitted she had defrauded the bank of $144,300. Dean said she made unauthorized withdrawals through the submission of fraudulent debit general ledger tickets.

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