Friday, December 19, 2008
South Carolina Bank Manager Pleads Guilty To $600K Embezzlement
Donna B. Beardsley, 46, of Greenwood, South Carolina, the former bank manager at Carolina First Bank, pleaded guilty to embezzling some $600,000 from the financial institution. Beardsley was confronted by US Secret Service Agents and admitted to the thefts, which occurred between April 2007 and July 2008, and that she used the funds to purchase land, make home improvements and pay off credit card debts. She faces up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million, plus restitution.