Monday, May 20, 2013

Missouri Woman Charged With Embezzling Nearly $400K From Bank

From Southeast Missourian on 5.20.13:

The FBI arrested a First Midwest Bank employee Friday on suspicion of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the institution.

Bank teller supervisor Leslie Ann Eastwood Kirby, 38, of Poplar Bluff turned herself in to authorities at approximately 8:30 a.m. at the Poplar Bluff Police Department.

She was taken by FBI agents to a federal holding facility, according to Poplar Bluff police chief Danny Whiteley.

Kirby is accused of taking the funds during a period of time ending March 28, according to a copy of an indictment filed with the Southeastern Division of the U.S. District Court's Eastern District.


The indictment filed by federal prosecutor Morley Swingle said Kirby "willfully misapplied or embezzled the sum of approximately $397,000 of the funds … in that the defendant wrongfully and without authorization took money that came into her possession as the supervisor of the bank tellers and used it for her own benefit."


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