Ex-Pa. bank manager gets house arrest in theft

READING, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania bank manager sentenced to six months of house arrest has vowed to work hard to pay back nearly $200,000 he pleaded guilty to stealing from an incarcerated customer.

The Reading Eagle (http://bit.ly/13H8MDv ) said 39-year-old David Parsons of Shillington made the vow Monday to Berks County Judge Stephen Lieberman before sentencing.

Lieberman said the defendant had cooperated, pleaded guilty to theft and pledged to make full restitution, and house arrest was in the best interest of taxpayers.

Authorities said the former Metro Bank manager created debit cards in the name of a man who had inherited money while incarcerated.

Prosecutors sought a jail term of nine to 23 months.

Parsons apologized to the bank and his family, saying “This is something I struggle with every day.”

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Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/

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