Ex-bank bookkeeper charged with stealing
Published: February 19,2010
HARRISVILLE — Federal authorities say a former bookkeeper has been charged with manipulating a bank’s computer system to steal more than $250,000.
The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Jackson said Feb. 18 in a news release that 33-year-old Lindsay Welch of Harrisville was a bookkeeper at Copiah Bank in Hazlehurst.
The news release said she manipulated the computer system to increase her home equity line of credit from $15,000 to $350,000 without permission.
Welch faces up to 30 years in prison on the charges.
The indictment in the case said Welch withdraw in excess of $250,000 from that line of credit bought, among other things, four different automobiles for herself and family.
It wasn’t immediately clear if she had hired a lawyer.
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