A former vice president of a Massachusetts thrift was indicted last week, on charges of embezzling $100,000.

Linda M. Lopes, a one-time branch manager at Plymouth Savings Bank in Wareham, is accused of hiding a check-writing scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston. During a five-year period that ended in August 1997, Ms. Lopes wrote bank treasurer's checks to herself, deposited them in an account at the branch, and later withdrew the money, federal officials say.

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