Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Minnesota Woman Charged With Embezzling $108K From Bank

Carolyn Faye Hampel, 65, of Jackson, Minnesota, has been charged with embezzling some $108,000 from the United Prairie Bank where she had been employed as a "retail operations officer."  According to prosecutors, over a period of 6 1/2 years, from January 2005 to August 2011, Hampel siphoned funds from bank customer accounts.  She has been charged with one count of embezzlement by a bank officer.  She faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Read the story here and here.

Update (4/18/12): Hampel pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a bank officer for embezzling as much as $120,000 from United Prairie Bank.

Update (8/23/12): Hampel was sentenced to one year and a day in prison.  She was also ordered to pay about $130,000 in restitution.

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