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21 mths jail for man who stole $70K from Banco Popular ATM in USVI

November 26th, 2019 | Tags: Banco Popular ATM heist sentenced Clement Bougouneau
According to trial testimony, on September 4, 2017, shortly before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Clement Bougouneau used his access and inside knowledge as a twelve-year Ranger American employee to steal $70,000 from the St John Banco Popular de Puerto Rico ATM. Photo: VIC
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CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI— Clement Bougouneau, 52, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Thursday, November 21 for bank burglary and larceny, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Bougouneau to 21 months’ imprisonment, followed by a three-year term of supervised release and 300 hours of community service. Bougouneau must also pay $70,000 in restitution.

According to trial testimony, on September 4, 2017, shortly before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Bougouneau used his access and inside knowledge as a twelve-year Ranger American employee to steal $70,000 from the St John Banco Popular de Puerto Rico ATM. Video tapes presented in the courtroom showed live footage of Bougouneau removing cash from the ATM machine on September 4, 2017.

Another video showed Bougouneau’s subsequent interview with law enforcement, where he provided several different explanations of the events surrounding the September 4, 2017 heist.

This case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith J. Edwards.

2 Responses to “21 mths jail for man who stole $70K from Banco Popular ATM in USVI”

  • rock city (27/11/2019, 07:15) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    At least someone got something back from these banks
    • Chocolate City (27/11/2019, 09:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Actually he didn't get anything. He's got to pay back the money and do jail time on top of that. Looks like a big set back to me.


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