Former Georgia Bank Teller Sentenced to Federal Prison for Skimming $87,748 from Convenience Store Deposits

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Kayla Monroe Evans

Former Synovus Bank teller Kayla Monroe Evans, 32, of Metter, Georgia, has been sentenced to two months in federal prison and two months of home confinement after pleading guilty to Bank Fraud. U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Randal Hall also ordered Evans to pay $97,165 in restitution and serve five years of supervised release.

Evans was accused of skimming money from a local convenience store’s deposits, where she worked as a teller. An auditor for the store noticed discrepancies between the cash presented for deposit and the amount credited to the store. The investigation revealed that from July 2019 to February 2021, Evans would skim cash from the store’s deposits for personal use, resulting in a total theft of approximately $87,748.

As part of her plea agreement, Evans agreed to pay full restitution for the losses and to never seek employment in any financial institution. U.S. Attorney Jill E. Steinberg emphasized that the sentence holds Evans accountable for violating the trust of her employer and its customers. The investigation was led by the Office of Inspector General for the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with support from local law enforcement agencies.