Thursday, November 27, 2008

Minnesota Woman Gets 3 Years For $175K Bank Embezzlement

Sara Vriesen, 54, of Champlin, Minnesota, who plead guilty to charges of embezzling some $174,000 from the bank she worked for, was sentenced yesterday to 3 years in prison. Vrieson's guilty plea in August 2008 was to one count of "misapplication and embezzlement of bank funds" and one count of money laundering. She had been employed by Farmer's Trust Savings Bank in Buffalo Center, Iowa and admitted to funneling funds through her children's accounts to her own account. Vrieson was also ordered to pay $183,000 in restitution.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ press release here.

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