A bank teller from Germantown will serve time in prison for embezzling nearly $145,000 from customer accounts at a Kensington bank, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore announced.
Irene Quansah, 37, was sentenced Thursday to two years followed by five years of supervised release. Quansah will have to pay $144,908.33 in restitution to Sun Trust Bank. She also will have to pay the IRS $30,000, for unpaid tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Quansah was a teller coordinator at a Kensington branch of Sun Trust, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in an email.
Federal prosecutors claim that between November 2012 and July 2012 Quansah took cash from customers’ accounts and failed to deposit people’s money.Most of the victims were elderly bank customers, prosecutors said.
On Aug. 1, 2012, the bank performed a surprise audit of Quansah's cash drawer and teller vault and found that $87,900 was missing, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Quansah admitted to taking the money, prosecutors said.