- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former bank manager who admitted embezzling more than $323,000 from a branch in Wahoo has been sentenced to five years’ probation.

Deborah Gilg, the U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, said in written release Tuesday that 65-year-old Margaret Cherovsky was sentenced Monday in a federal courtroom in Omaha.

Prosecutors say FirstBank of Nebraska officials learned in 2014 that money was missing and discovered that Cherovsky had been depositing varying amounts over the previous 20 years into her accounts. Officials say she faked bank records to show that the money was mutilated or otherwise damaged and could no longer be circulated.

Cherovsky pleaded guilty in October after making a deal with prosecutors. Court records say Cherovsky paid back the more than $323,000 she had taken.

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