Former Ore. bank manager sentenced to 6 years



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former Wells Fargo Bank assistant branch manager in Coos Bay, Ore., has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison and ordered to pay more than $625,000 in restitution for her thefts from multiple customers.

U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton said 38-year-old Shawna Leimomi Saia was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

Saia pleaded guilty to bank fraud last May. In her plea, she also admitted that several of her victims were vulnerable due to their age or medical condition or because they relied on her as a “personal banker.” She admitted she fled and tried to avoid prosecution by falsely posing as a domestic abuse victim.

She was also ordered to forfeit personal property seized from her home. Prosecutors say she paid for such items as a 2009 Dodge Charger, 50 designer handbags and more than 50 jewelry items with money she stole.