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Monday, June 10, 2013

Former bank employee accused of embezzlement in North Carolina

A local bank employee faces felony charges after she allegedly embezzled money from an elderly customer's banking account.

Leeann Allison, 30, of Maggie Valley, who until recently worked at SunTrust bank of Waynesville, is accused of forging a customer's signature and embezzling $5,000.

Ninety-year-old Walter Leonard said he is a longtime client of SunTrust bank.

"She had taken care of me several times when I came in to make withdrawals," Leonard said of Allison.

One day in April, Leonard noticed that $5,000 was drafted from his account as a withdrawal — a transaction he knew he didn't make.

Leonard told police he went to SunTrust on May 12 and spoke with Allison about the issue. In response, she told him that she "would take care of it."

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