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Poteet woman gets 5 years in federal prison for defrauding $830k from Jourdanton bank

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A Poteet woman will be spending the 61 months in federal prison for stealing hundreds of dollars from her clients’ bank accounts.

Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Jennifer Trevino admitted to the crime last May and was sentenced in a San Antonio courtroom Wednesday.

Trevino worked at First Commerce Bank, when it was Jourdonton State Bank, first as a teller and later as a loan specialist.  She admitted in court to making unauthorized cash withdrawals from those bank accounts without the account holders’ knowledge and put that money into her own accounts.

In total, prosecutors say she ended up taking more than $830,000.

Trevino also admitted to under-reporting her income to the IRS on her 2016 Individual Income Tax Return by more than $330,000.

She pleaded guilty to three counts of bank fraud, one count of Aggravated Identity Theft and one count of making a false statement of a federal income tax return.

In addition to her prison term, she must also pay over $821,000 in restitution for the bank fraud, be placed under supervised release for five years and pay the IRS more than $187,000 in tax revenue she owes on the under-reported income.


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