- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A former bank teller has been convicted of embezzling about $700,000 from a Burlington bank.

U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release Thursday that 48-year-old Denise Christy was convicted of embezzlement and six counts each of making false bank entries, filing false tax returns and money laundering.

Prosecutors say one of Christy’s duties at the Burlington branch of Central National Bank was to sell cash in the bank’s vault to the Federal Reserve Bank. In May 2014, auditors found $700,000 was missing from the vault. Christy falsely said the money had been shipped to the Federal Reserve.

Christy falsified bank records to cover up the embezzlement and spent more than $77,000 in embezzled funds to pay off loans from the Farmers State Bank in Aliceville.

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