MOBILE, Ala. March 29 2010 – A former RBC Bank employee will spend the next two years in prison for embezzling more than $86,000 in 2007 and 2008, a federal judge in Mobile decided last week.
Dana Aline Dyess Williams, 33, of Coden, worked for the bank for 15 years. She admitted that she transferred funds from customers’ accounts into hers and her parents’ accounts for her own personal use.
According to her written plea agreement, Williams made 32 fraudulent transactions totaling $92,648. After she learned the bank had started an investigation, she put $6,000 back into one of the accounts, reducing the total loss to $86,648.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Griffin urged U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose to impose an 18-year sentence for the fraud, on top of the mandatory two-year prison term for aggravated identity theft.
“She involved numerous other bank customers, including her own parents, putting them at risk,” Griffin said.
DuBose opted for punishment closer the defense position: two years and two months. The judge also ordered Williams to serve three years on supervised release after she gets out of prison and pay the bank back at a rate of $300 a month.