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Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $11,490 from Fort Knox Bank

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 28, 2012
  • Western District of Kentucky (502) 582-5911

LOUISVILLE, KY—A Georgia woman who embezzled over $11,000 from the Armed Forces Bank in Fort Knox, Kentucky pleaded guilty recently in United States District Court before U.S. Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

On June 18, 2012, Tracey L. Skarhus entered a guilty plea to a one count Information which charged her with embezzlement. According to the plea agreement filed in the case, Skarhus, age 45, of Richmond Hill, Georgia, was employed by Armed Forces Bank on Fort Knox, Kentucky, from September 2008 to December 2010. During her employment at the bank, Skarhus embezzled money by removing a total of $11,490 in cash from the bank.

The maximum potential penalties are 30 years’ in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000,000, and a five-year term of supervised release.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in United States District Court, Kentucky, before Judge John G. Heyburn, II. Skarhus was released from custody on a $25,000 unsecured bond with no special conditions.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Browell and was investigated by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.