A thrift in Sylacauga, Ala., has won a $788,000 jury verdict against an insurance company that refused to compensate it fully for losses incurred in an embezzlement case.

An Alabama circuit court ruled that $84 million-asset SouthFirst Bankshares should receive the full amount of the claim it filed 3#1/2 years ago against U.S. Fidelity and Guarantee Co., Baltimore.

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