- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Laurel woman has acknowledged embezzling about $36,000 from Wells Fargo Bank to fund a gambling addiction.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://goo.gl/9Ej7rc ) 38-year-old Sara Marie Clark pleaded guilty Friday to bank embezzlement and faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin Rubich says bank officials discovered the thefts in September 2015 and fired Clark.

An audit of Clark’s till showed $36,354 missing.

Clark told a bank fraud investigator that she was addicted to gambling and to Adderall, a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and had stolen the money to fund those habits.

The thefts began in March 2015.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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