As of Friday, April 26, 2013
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ALBANY, Ga. — Victoria Metz, 26, drew a four-year prison sentence Thursday for 12 counts of embezzlement of government property and four counts of aggravated identity theft, according to according to Michael J. Moore, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands, of the Middle District of Georgia, delivered the sentence.
Metz, formerly employed as a teller for Colony Bank in Leesburg, was convicted by a jury on Jan. 16 for cashing $79,361 in stolen Internal Revenue Service refund checks. During her trial, Metz admitted to having received a portion on the proceeds from a third party who supplied the checks.
“When Ms. Metz stole her victims’ identities, she took something from every one of us,” Moore said. “The message should be clear. When you commit identity theft you are going to jail.”
Following the completion of her prison sentence, Metz must serve three years of supervised release and make restitution to Colony Bank for the $79,361.