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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ex-bank auditor pleads guilty to embezzling $100K from employer in Milwaukee

A former bank auditor from suburban Milwaukee has agreed to plead guilty to a federal embezzlement charge.

50-year-old Denise Lewandowski of West Allis has admitted stealing $100,000 from her former employer, Securant Bank and Trust in Milwaukee.

A plea hearing in the case is set for February 8th.

Lewandowski was the bank’s internal auditor in 2011 when the chief operating officer noticed what he called an “odd debit entry.”

Authorities said Lewandowski remained silent when she was first questioned about the matter. She was fired, and she gave up a 401-“K” account valued at $50,000 plus unused vacation.

Lewandowski later admitted the embezzlement to the FBI, saying she stole the money to pay for her personal financial problems.

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