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Former Account Manager Gets Seven Years for Stealing from Clients

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The term for 42-year-old Linda Tribby of Lovettsville, Va., was slightly less than the 8 to 10 years sought by federal prosecutors in Alexandria.

Tribby stole more than $14 million from her clients. The money funded a lifestyle that included a luxury motor home, a helicopter and a menagerie of animals including two zebras.

According to court documents, Tribby told some of her clients she could set up special accounts that would provide tax-free interest. In reality, those accounts never existed and Tribby simply took the money. She created phony account statements to cover up her theft and even sent periodic interest payments back to her clients.

Wachovia is reimbursing the clients for the lost funds.

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