Friday, January 14, 2011

Former Ohio Bank Teller Sentenced In $888K Embezzlement Scheme

Rebecca Warden, 34, of Parma, Ohio, was sentenced to 16 months in prison for embezzling more than $888,000 from National City Bank branch in Strongsville where she had been employed as a bank teller. According to authorities, Warden took cash from her cash drawer and gave it to her husband, Steve Warden, 35, who then pretended to do legitimate business at the bank. The scheme spanned about 4 years, from 2006 through March 2010. Rebecca Warden was ordered to pay $888,471 in restitution after previously pleading guilty to bank fraud. Steve Warden recently pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges and is scheduled to be sentenced in April.

Read the story here and here.

Hat tip: Reader Joe.

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