Ex-bank teller pleads guilty to embezzling for drugs
Published: November 29,2012
BILOXI — A Biloxi woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $80,980 from a bank’s vault while she was employed as a vault teller.
U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis said in a news release that 29-year-old Ashley Ann Keel entered her plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.
She will be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Louis Guirola Jr. on March 27. She faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
A grand jury indicted her Oct. 16.
Prosecutors say Keel was working at Hancock Bank’s Cedar Lake branch in Biloxi on Aug. 10 when an FBI agent confronted her. She told the agent she didn’t know how much money she had stolen, and blamed the theft on her addiction to oxycodone.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- R.J. Allen ranked as fastest-growing company in Mississippi
- Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies
- Senate election ballot approved as McDaniel's challenge continues
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Judge moves McDaniel's lawsuit challenging loss to Cochran
- DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi needs one university
- TECH 21 — Mississippi's most wanted in technology
- Inspectors find 'hot work' was cause of fatal explosion at fish plant
- Ground broken for new Hattiesburg Clinic facility