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Former bank branch manager was sentenced for stealing more than $ 1 million from dementia-stricken elderly customer


A previous Comerica bank branch chief was condemned Tuesday to over three years in government jail for taking more than $1 million from an old client with dementia and afterward utilizing it for her very own costs.

Marie Fulle, 38, of Newport Beach, was condemned to 41 months in federal jail by means of videoconference by United States District Judge Virginia A. Phillips.

Fulle – a previous branch manager of a Comerica bank in Tustin – was likewise requested to pay $1,091,230 in compensation.

She conceded in September 2019 to two checks of bank extortion.

Investigators say from February 2013 to April 2014, Fulle focused on a weak client – an older man with dementia – and developed a select financial relationship with him.

Fulle at that point opened different ledgers with the person in question and utilized them to make a befuddling web in which she could conceal unapproved moves, and fashioned withdrawals with clerk’s checks.

Throughout six exchanges between February 2013 and May 2013, Fulle stole around $43,400.

After Fulle lost a foreseen advancement at work in May 2013, she started stealing bigger measures of the casualty’s cash, investigator say she singularly changed the location for one of the casualty’s records, which kept the articulations from being conveyed to the person in question and his accountant.

Fulle controlled this record for her misappropriation and, after she changed the location, critical measures of the casualty’s cash started coursing through it. Fulle likewise led a large part of the casualty’s financial exercises one-on-one in private, away from the perspective on other bank staff or surveillance cameras.

During the plan, Fulle utilized the cash she took from the casualty to pay for Tiffany adornments, at any rate one Louis Vuitton bag, spa days for herself and her then-beau, and betting outings to Las Vegas.

The absolute misfortune that Fulle caused to the casualty was $1,057,230.

Comerica terminated Fulle in April 2014 for stealing cash from her money cabinet. At the point when Comerica consequently found the misrepresentation Fulle submitted against the person in question, it repaid the casualty almost $1.3 million for contested exchanges that Fulle handled, lost interest and lawyers’ expenses.


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