FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2017
Teller Supervisor Convicted of Concealing Theft of Bank Funds
McALLEN, Texas – A McAllen woman has entered a guilty plea to falsifying bank records in order to conceal theft of $1.25 million in bank funds, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
Jill Marie Myers, 42, was employed as the teller supervisor at the Edinburg branch of First National Bank, later PlainsCapital Bank. Among her duties, she was responsible for verifying the amount of U.S. currency maintained by the bank in its various “cash vaults” and then entering those amounts at the end of each day into the general ledger of the bank.
An investigation into these records revealed that from approximately June 2004 until June 2014, U.S. currency belonging to the bank began to disappear from the vault at an average of $10,000 per month. Myers admitted she created fraudulent entries in bank records in order to conceal theft of $1.25 million in U.S. currency.
The scheme was uncovered in June 2014 after PlainsCapital Bank acquired the Edinburg location of First National Bank.
U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez accepted the plea today and has set sentencing for April 26, 2017. At that time, Myers faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a possible $1 million fine. She has also agreed to pay restitution. Myers was permitted to remain on bond pending her sentencing hearing.
The FBI conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Guerra Jr. is prosecuting the case.