U.S. Attorney’s Office
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February 25, 2015

Jefferson City Bank Officer Indicted for Stealing $410,000

JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo., woman was indicted by a federal grand jury today for embezzling $410,000 from the bank where she was employed.

Katherine Nicholle Brown, 28, of Jefferson City, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City.

Brown was previously employed as the lead teller at Hawthorn Bank in Jefferson City. Today’s indictment alleges that Brown embezzled $410,000 from December 2012 to Sept. 19, 2014, by taking money from the bank vault for her personal use.

Dickinson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. It was investigated by the FBI.

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