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Bank Employees Facing Federal Charges

Associated Press - July 18, 2013 10:54 am

The last of five defendants in the death of a Pittsburg State University student has been sentenced.

Three southwest Kansas women are facing federal charges accusing them of embezzling more than $100,000 from a bank where they worked and staging a robbery to cover it up. A fourth woman is accused of embezzling money with two of the others for more than two years after the July 24, 2010, staged robbery at Western State Bank in Ulysses.

A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges Ulysses residents 32-year-old Amber Gutierrez, 32-year-old Hattie Wiginton and 28-year-old Ashley Cravens with two counts of embezzlement by a bank employee and one count of bank robbery. Wiginton also is charged with making a false statement to the FBI. And 59-year-old Linda Wise of Ulysses is charged with one count of embezzlement.

The women remain free and are scheduled for initial appearances July 31.

Fuchs Mi

July 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Heck they will get off probably alot more to this story will come out later.

Iggy p Daily

July 19, 2013 at 7:23 am

Four people in a bank that small where were the managers and bank president? Time for those customers to find another bank.

Simple One

July 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

Let’s see how this one turns out compared to the ladies from Enterprise. 2 vs. 4 What do you all think survey says.

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