Ex-Teller Jailed In SkimmingScheme

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas - (04/24/06) -- A former teller at Wichita FallsTeachers FCU was sentenced Friday to 27 months in prison andordered to pay $325,000 in restitution for a multi-year scheme tosteal cash from the credit union’s vaults. Amy Henry Berendwas given the maximum sentence and was ordered to reportimmediately to federal prison. The cash shortage was discovered bythe credit union during an audit. Berend concealed the cashshortage by falsifying credit union documents to overstate theamount of funds in the cash dispenser, by posting cash transactionslate to make the shortage in the vault appear less than the actualshortage, and by indicating that funds had been transferred to anATM.

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