Salina Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A former employee of Sunflower Bank in
Salina has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.

Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker said in a news release Wednesday that Kellie Schmitt pleaded guilty to one count of theft
by a bank employee.

The 35-year-old Salina woman admitted through her plea that she stole money while she was working as the processing manager for the
bank's customer credit card program.

Prosecutors said she diverted at least $35,000 into her personal bank account and personal credit card account from Nov. 25, 2005, to May 30, 2007.

Sentencing is set for June 1. Schmitt faces a maximum penalty of
30 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

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