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Bank teller gets one day for embezzlement 'for love'

By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   Aug. 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM   |   Comments

Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A teller for Chase Bank stole $10,000 from his branch "for love."

He was sentenced to a day in prison in federal court Wednesday. In April, 24-year-old Imran Cheema pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling.

Cheema told district judge Michael Watson that he took the money to impress his girlfriend. He stole the money from a teller cash dispenser just before quitting his teller job last summer and moving to New York.

Cheema was caught when the theft was discovered a week later. The cash dispenser, which tellers use to refill their drawers, was short $10,000. A Secret Service criminal complaint showed Cheema at the dispenser.

In addition to the night in prison, Watson ordered him to repay the money, which he has done. He could have been sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay a $1 million fine.

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