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Leesburg bank teller convicted on 16 felonies

LEESBURG, Ga. — Victoria Metz, an Albany resident and former Colony Bank teller in Leesburg, was found guilty of 16 felonies by a federal jury Wednesday, according to an email from U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore in the Middle District of Georgia.

After a two-day trial before District Court Judge W. Louis Sands, Metz was found guilty on 10 counts of embezzlement of government property and six counts of aggravated identity theft.

According to the email report, Metz cashed 23 stolen IRS refund checks that had forged signatures. She received the checks from a third party, who paid her between $600 to $1,000 on three occasions.

Plans call for sentencing in two months at a date set by the court.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 3 months ago

Let's see,10 counts of embezzlement of government property and six counts of aggravated identity theft. On the judges scale that will probably mean writing 500 times "I will not get caught again stealing from the government." That is if there is no medical evidence that the criminal's sentencing should not be held in abeyance for 3 years due to the heart break of psoriasis.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 3 months ago

My husband gets a check for social security. The month of December that check was stolen by someone at the Post Office. The clerk there said folks for the week before has not gotten their checks. We got it replaced, but we have a post office box, so someone within the postal system had to have stolen it. This is big bucks and taxpayers money will be used to replace these funds. As far as this teller, the banks bonding company will see to it that she goes to prison. She will also have to pay the money back. She has committed a federal crime, so she will not go lightly. Also she will go to a federal prison in like WV like Martha Stewart long ways from family alone. She is really stupid in the ways of accounting if she thought she was never going to be caught.

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RedEric 1 year, 3 months ago

Heck, she was shocked to learn that stealing from the government was still considered a crime.

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agirl_25 1 year, 2 months ago

So how much time do you suppose she will get then....fellas? It will be interesting to see, huh? I mean seriously, like Red said, she didn't know stealing from the "guv'ment" was a crime. Heck, we read about it all the time.....she thought it was normal, ya think?

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 2 months ago

Gone have to sell that BMW now.........

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ZCorp 1 year, 2 months ago

You comment a lot Sister Ruby. You must LOVE gossip huh ? Try helping people. Get out and do something useful. No Offense. but you come off as a complain department instead of a person with answers. Peace

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 2 months ago

The help I offer does not fit the Democrat Plantation Party Line and so it is either ignored or attacked. Oh well, what'cha gonna do?

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ZCorp 1 year, 2 months ago

Um I was suggesting you learn to offer help. Help anyway

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ZCorp 1 year, 2 months ago

We should create a total online banking system. No tellers, expect maybe for a main office to do paperwork, where no $ money is used. A total 100 % online banking system. It works with online college classes, online work, etc.....Just my personal 2 Cents that offers a solution, not just a problem. Peace

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bigbob 1 year, 2 months ago

Ya on line colledge classes work great for dumb A$$es. You just sign on & let someone else do the work. I know of a few people who took online classes at Albany Tech & even the final was on line, all they do is have someone else take the test for them.

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ZCorp 1 year, 2 months ago

You totally did not get what I was saying. This would be supervised at the highest level. Open your mind

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erock 1 year, 2 months ago

Why 2 months, heck the trial didn't last but 2 days ?

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dickyboy 1 year, 2 months ago

She'll plead out... that's where you get the best deals...

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