Ex-teller pleads guilty to taking $117K from bank vault
Published: February 21,2013
PICAYUNE — The former head teller of a Picayune bank has pleaded guilty to participating in the theft of $117,000 from a vault.
Vonetta Jordan, of Poplarville, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. She will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on May 23 and faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Court documents say the 37-year-old Jordan was the head teller and Debra Mitchell was a teller when they allegedly stole the money in 2004 and 2005.
The bank at the time was Union Planters Bank. Regions Bank acquired the financial institution in 2005.
Mitchell already pleaded guilty in the case and will be sentenced on March 18.
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