Eastern Panhandle woman sentenced for bank fraud

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ana Amesquita, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day of incarceration for bank fraud, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Amesquita, 27, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one count of “Bank Fraud.” Amesquita was the head teller at the Inwood branch of City National Bank. In June 2019, Amesquita began a scheme to process ATM deposits without the supervision of a second bank employee, violating the bank’s policy. She would then take some of the cash for her own personal use and misrepresent the facts in the general ledger

Amesquita was also ordered to pay $144,661 in restitution to the bank.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Secret Service investigated.

U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

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