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Friday, December 17, 2010

Menomonie, Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to bank embezzlement

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Becky L. Jensen, 51, of Menomonie, Wis., pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Madison to bank embezzlement.

At the plea hearing, Jensen admitted embezzling approximately $28,000 from her former employer, Bremer Bank in Eau Galle, Wis. The charge against Jensen was the result of an investigation conducted by the Eau Claire office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Grant C. Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb scheduled sentencing for March 1, 2011. Jensen faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

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