Branch Manager Guilty In $676,000 Embezzlement

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MISSOULA, Mont. – A branch manager for Whitefish CU, who disappeared last summer as authorities were closing in, has agreed to plead guilty to stealing $676,000 from the credit union’s Polson branch.
Kathleen Sammons confessed to regularly removing cash from her cash drawer, then falsifying records to hide her theft, between 1998 and last June when she disappeared-the day auditors found the vaults short more than $600,000 cash, according to court records.

Sammons disappeared from work last summer while ostensible running errands for the credit union and police filed a missing persons report when he Chevy Suburban was found in a wooded area. But she turned up a few days later and confessed to the embezzlement.MISSOULA, Mont. – A branch manager for Whitefish CU, who disappeared last summer as authorities were closing in, has agreed to plead guilty to stealing $676,000 from the credit union’s Polson branch.

Kathleen Sammons confessed to regularly removing cash from her cash drawer, then falsifying records to hide her theft, between 1998 and last June when she disappeared-the day auditors found the vaults short more than $600,000 cash, according to court records.

Sammons disappeared from work last summer while ostensible running errands for the credit union and police filed a missing persons report when he Chevy Suburban was found in a wooded area. But she turned up a few days later and confessed to the embezzlement.

 

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