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Ex-Citicorp supervisor sentenced in fraud case

July 22, 1998|By MARLO BARNHART

A former manager/supervisor at Citicorp who "used his position for personal gain" was given a one-year suspended sentence Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Frank H. Campbell Jr., 46, of 6710 Grainary Court, Frederick, Md., pleaded guilty to one count of computer fraud/altering data. In exchange for that plea, charges of felony theft and computer/illegal access were dropped.

Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Lisa Hardy told Judge Ralph H. France II that Campbell had worked for Citicorp for 23 years.

In his role as a supervisor, Campbell solicited a junior employee for a personal loan of $3,000 between July and August 1997, court records said.

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When she told him she didn't have that kind of money, Campbell told her he would arrange a $3,000 increase on her credit line by overriding the Citicorp security code, court records said.

With that accomplished, the co-worker was to get a $3,000 cash advance and deposit it in Campbell's bank account, court records said.

The co-worker told investigators later that she felt compelled to go along because he was her supervisor, court records said.

"It is apparent he refuses to accept responsibility for this," Hardy said.

She requested the suspended sentence and full restitution for the violation of trust.

France imposed the one-year suspended sentence and a $400 fine. Restitution of $3,000 was ordered to be repaid within two years.

France said he would consider a sentence modification to probation before judgment if restitution is made quickly.

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