Texas Teller Took $10,000 From Bank Vaults Every Month Until She Was Caught — a Decade Later

A McAllen woman has pleaded guilty to making fraudulent entries in bank records to conceal the theft of more than a million dollars over a decade, officials said. Jill Marie Myers, 42, pleaded guilty to falsifying bank records, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas announced Tuesday. Myers was a teller supervisor at the Edinburg branch of First National Bank. She was responsible for verifying and recording in a ledger the amount of U.S. currency in the bank's cash vaults, officials said. From about June 2004 until June 2014, about $10,000 a month began to disappear from the vault. Myers admitted to creating the fake entries to conceal the $1.25 million taken from the vault, officials said. The scheme was uncovered in June 2014 when PlainsCapital Bank took over the Edinburg branch of First National. Myers will remain out on bond until her sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for April. Myers, who has agreed to pay restitution, faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.   Continue reading...

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