Bank Teller Sentenced for Embezzling Customer Funds

Published 7:27 am Friday, March 18, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DEMETRIA MYERS SILVIO, age 32, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on March 15, 2022 for Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. SILVIO pled guilty to this offense on October 12, 2021.

According to court documents, between December 3, 2018 and December 6, 2019, SILVIO forged approximately 66 checks that were drawn on IberiaBank accounts belonging to five customers. SILVIO deposited the fraudulent checks into her own bank accounts with Chase Bank and Capital One. Through this scheme, SILVIO embezzled over $63,000.00.

U.S. District Judge Wendy B. Vitter sentenced SILVIO to three (3) years probation. In addition, SILVIO was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $63,486.18 to IberiaBank and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria M. Carboni.