Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Embezzling $300K From Customer Accounts At Local Bank

From The Morning Call on 1/23/14:
A Lehighton woman is charged with embezzling more than $300,000 from customers' accounts at Jim Thorpe National Bank, where she worked as a customer service supervisor.
The U.S. attorney's office in Scranton said Shelly Ann Kocher intends to plead guilty to one count of theft or embezzlement by a bank officer. The charge, filed Wednesday in federal court, carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.
According to court documents, Kocher, 42, stole $287,324 from the savings and certificate of deposit accounts shared by two customers by making frequent unauthorized cash withdrawals between September 2010 and April 2013.
Read the whole story here.

Update (1/8/2015): Kocher sentenced to 27 months in jail.  Her alleged theft is now believed to be $377,000.   Read the update here.

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