Banker charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing from accounts of elderly customers

January 15, 2013 10:37:28 AM PST
A now-fired Houston banker has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing from the accounts of elderly customers or accepting deposits and pocketing the cash.

Law officers Tuesday arrested 24-year-old Hannah Gonzales of Houston, who faces an initial court appearance.

An 11-count indictment returned last week charges Gonzales with stealing $124,000 while at International Bank of Commerce. She was an assistant branch manager before her July 2011 firing.

The indictment says Gonzales since 2010 stole money from accounts, mainly held by elderly customers or out-of-state patrons, and took money from teller boxes.

If convicted, Gonzales faces up to 30 years in prison on each count and a possible $1 million fine.

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