Former Missouri bank assistant manager sentenced to one year in prison for stealing $284,000

The former assistant manager of a bank in Wellston, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White on Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for stealing $284,000 in cash.

Capri Duvall, 35, of St. Louis, was also ordered to repay the money.

Duvall pretended to fill the ATM with cash on July 19, 2021, but hid $284,000 in a brown box and took it in her car, she admitted in a guilty plea. After work, Duvall met with cashier Chloe Anderson and security guard Mariah Barnes and split the money. Anderson and Barnes each received $30,000.

Duvall resigned at 12:57 a.m. the next day. She then left town with her three children, Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Dowd III told the court, and it took officers several months to find her.

Duvall pleaded guilty in May to a charge of aiding and abetting an employee’s embezzlement of bank funds.

Barnes, 30, of Cahokia Heights, Illinois, pleaded guilty in June to the same charge and is expected to be sentenced Oct. 4.

Anderson, 23, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty later Tuesday, after Duvall was convicted, to the same charge and is expected to be sentenced Nov. 16.

The FBI and US Secret Service investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Dowd III is prosecuting the case.



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