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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Former Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Scheme

A bank teller in Greenup County has pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing more than $800,000 from her former employer.

Brenda Gammon, 41, of South Shore, pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging her with bank embezzlement and aggravated identity theft during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Ashland this week.

According to the plea agreement, Gammon admitted to embezzling $829,600 from Home Federal Saving & Loan between June, 2004, and July 2012.

During that time, Gammon was from promoted from teller to head teller.

Prosecutors say as part of the scheme, Gammon use the identity of another person to obtain some of the monies.

Gammon faces up to 32 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced in April. She must also pay back the money she stole

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