Teller Stole $677,000 To Buy A House

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MISSOULA, Mont. – A former teller at Whitefish CU was sentenced yesterday to two-and-a-half years behind bars after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $677,000 from the credit union’s Poulson branch over a decade.

Kathleen Sammons was charged with taking the money from the Whitefish branch beginning in 1998 when she was a teller. She was promoted to branch manager in 2009. A surprise audit in June 2010 revealed the missing money and the cover-up.

Sammons told investigators she used part of the money to buy a house in Dillon.


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