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Ex-Banker in Big Spring Gets Prison for $1M Theft

Staff Report
Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A former West Texas banker has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison and must repay $1 million she stole from customers.

Prosecutors on Tuesday said Lisa Lynette Barber of Amarillo was the contact person at BBVA Compass Bank in Big Spring for customer's complaints.

Barber in July pleaded guilty to bank fraud. The ex-branch manager was sentenced Friday in Lubbock to 41 months in prison and ordered to make restitution.

BBVA in 2008 acquired State National Bank, where Barber had worked since 1997.

Investigators say Barber made unauthorized withdrawals, forged signatures on checks and further concealed wrongful transactions.

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