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Former bank teller pleads guilty to embezzling

May 12, 2011 6:38:00 PM - thestate.com
A 44-year-old Gaston woman who stole more than $241,000 from a credit union pleaded guilty to bank embezzlement Thursday in federal court and was sentenced to prison.

Teresa Johnson, of Gaston, South Carolina, was given a 21-month prison sentence by U.S. Judge Joe Anderson.

She was also required to repay $241,272 to SAFE Federal Credit Union, where she was head teller at the insitution’s West Columbia branch.

The theft took place between December 2006 and September 2009, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Columbia, which handled the case.

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean Eichelberger handled the case.

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