Defendant Admitted To Embezzling Crime In Texas
Former Bank Employee Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison Defendant Admitted Embezzling $484,500 from Wells Fargo Bank: United States Attorney Richard B. Roper announced that Fort Worth, Texas, resident, Courtney M. Tischendorf, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Terry R. Means, United States District Judge, to 33 months imprisonment and ordered to pay more than $200,000 in restitution. Tischendorf, age 28, pled guilty in September to an Information charging her with one count of Embezzlement/and Misapplication of Federally Insured Bank Funds, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 656.
According to documents filed in court, from October 2003 through June 2004, Courtney M. Tischendorf was employed as a Corporate Trust Relationship Specialist at Wells Fargo Bank in Fort Worth. She admitted that she embezzled $484,500 from the bank by transferring trust funds on deposit at the bank to her husbandâ€™s account at Washington Mutual Bank.
Tischendorf further admitted that she used the funds for her own benefit to purchase cars and a home.
U.S. Attorney Roper praised the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ronald C.H. Eddins.