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Bank Worker Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Nearly $500,000

By: NewsChannel 3 Email
By: NewsChannel 3 Email

A former employee pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling nearly half a million dollars from Whitesville State Bank. Karyn Lee Burton said she embezzled $495,000 primarily through a general ledger account that she audited.

US Attorney Charles T Miller's office says Burton had served as an assistant auditor and branch manager for the bank between 2000 and 2005. US District Judge John T Copenhaver scheduled sentencing for
October Eleventh. Burton faces up to 30 years in prison.

Per the bank's request, all comments have been removed from this story.


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