Spokane Bank Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing more than $345,000

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern Dist. of Wash. – 07/10/24 5:12 PM

Spokane, Washington – Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced today that Jessica Ann Marshall, age 28, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of Theft and Embezzlement by Bank Employee. United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice imposed a sentence of 24 imprisonment to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, as well as restitution of $345,664.66 to be paid to the victim, the Bank of Idaho.  Judge Rice ordered Ms. Marshall to be taken into custody immediately following the sentencing hearing. 

According to court documents and information presented at the sentencing hearing, between June 2023 and September 2023, Marshall was working as a Bank Manager at the Bank of Idaho’s downtown Spokane, Washington branch. Using her position as a manager, Marshall stole and embezzled at least $345,664 in cash from the bank vault, ATM, and her cash drawer.

Marshall falsified documents to reconcile the cash and directed bank employees to sign falsified count sheets in order to hide her theft and embezzlement. Marshall also used her position as Bank Manger to make fraudulent deposit transactions into her spouse’s account. These fraudulent transactions reflected that money was being deposited into the account; however, no funds were deposited.

When Bank of Idaho inquired about the deposits into her spouse’s account, Marshall attempted to conceal her conduct by using a co-worker’s email account to send an e-mail with false information. Marshall then accessed the computer of another co-worker to delete an email from Bank of Idaho inquiring about the deposits.

“Ms. Marshall abused her position of extraordinary trust to enrich herself. When her conduct was discovered, Ms. Marshall attempted to obstruct the investigation into her actions,” stated U.S. Attorney Waldref. “I want to especially commend the FBI’s exceptional investigative work on this important case.  Crimes like those committed by Ms. Marshall erode public confidence in financial institutions. By holding those accountable who commit theft, we restore trust and help keep Eastern Washington safe and strong.” 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Spokane Resident Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Dan Fruchter prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Case No. 2:24-CR-00040-TOR