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IL woman sentenced for embezzling bank funds


A Jackson County, Illinois woman was sentenced Thursday to federal prison on bank embezzlement charges.

That's according to Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Buffy A. Bastien, 42, of Ava, Illinois was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

Bastien had pleaded guilty to embezzle $229,221.80 of the moneys or funds from The Bank of Carbondale. Bastien has already repaid $48,721.80 towards restitution.

The court ordered Bastien to pay the remaining $180,500 still owed.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the FBI.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

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