Bardstown man used teller’s mistake to take $5,600 from credit union

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By Bob White

Staff Report

LOUISVILLE — A Bardstown man who was mistakenly given account information for another customer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union pleaded guilty to bank fraud and was sentenced to one year imprisonment Wednesday.

According to the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Louisville, 45-year-old Douglas B. Calhoun took money from the credit union under false pretenses after a bank teller mistakenly gave him account information for another customer.

Realizing he had access to the account of another person, Calhoun submitted withdrawal slips for $3,000 on Sept. 6, 2007, and $2,600 on Sept. 8, 2007.

The one-year sentence is to be followed by four years supervised release. Calhoun also was ordered to pay restitution of $5,600.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Christopher C. Waite and investigated by the United States Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.