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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Clio bank employee sentenced for embezzlement in South Carolina

A Clio woman was sentenced in federal court Friday in Florence.
United States Attorney Bill Nettles said Betty Lee Johnson was sentenced Friday in federal court in Florence for bank embezzlement, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 656.
Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten of Florence sentenced Johnson to 33-month imprisonment, $206,500 in restitution; five years supervised release and $100 special assessment.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Johnson worked for First Citizens Bank as a teller in the Bank’s Clio branch. A surprise audit conducted on December 15, 2011, revealed that the defendant’s bank drawer and the vault were missing $206,500.
The investigation revealed that Johnson had been embezzling money from June 2006 to May 2011.
The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day II of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.

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