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Sentences handed down in two Monroe area cases

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two people have been sentenced after pleading in federal cases involving theft of credit cards and thefts from Monroe bank customers. The U.S. Attorney's Office is just releasing the sentences due to reporting delayed caused by the government shutdown.

Former Monroe resident sentenced for stealing from credit card company

MONROE, La. – Durar Mohammed Judeh, 48, of Tupelo, Miss., was sentenced on October 7, 2013 by U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. James, to 15 months in prison and five years of supervised release for bank fraud. He was also ordered to pay $101,280 in restitution. He pleaded guilty May 29, 2013.

In April 2008, Chase Bankcard Services alerted the U.S. Postal Inspection Service that nine credit cards listed for addresses in Monroe had been opened fraudulently. Judeh admitted to using a relative's personal information to open the accounts and deposited money into an account he controlled, using the cards to steal more than $101,280.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation.

Morehouse Parish woman sentenced for stealing from bank customers

MONROE, La. – Vickie Lenoir, 48, of Mer Rouge, La., was sentenced on October 7, 2013, to 12 months in prison and five years of supervised release for embezzling money from customers at the Capital One bank where she worked. She was also ordered to pay $95,673 in restitution. Lenoir pleaded guilty May 14, 2013.

According to evidence presented in court, from December 2008 until October 2012, Lenoir admitted to embezzling more than $95,673 from seven customer accounts at a Bastrop, La., Capital One Bank where she was employed. The missing money was reported after customers began noticing unusual activity in their accounts.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

 

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