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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Woman charged with embezzlement in West Virginia

A Morgantown woman was arrested by the Monongalia County Sheriff 's Department on a felony embezzlement charge after allegedly taking more than $1,000 from her employer, BB&T Bank.

Tiffany J. White, 24, was arraigned Wednesday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court and bail was set at $5,000.
White allegedly took the money in 2009 while working as a bank employee, according to the criminal complaint.
Sheriff Al Kisner said White worked at several local BB&T branches. She was a vault teller during her time with the company.
He declined to reveal the exact amount she embezzled and how she did it, because the information could be used during a criminal trial. He said he didn't want to influence the jury before a trial.
The bank reported the embezzlement to the sheriff 's department after it was discovered during an audit, Kisner said.
The department based its charges on bank audits, White's confession and money turned over to bank authorities during a surprise audit, according to the criminal complaint.
If convicted, White faces a minimum of 10 years in prison.

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