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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13, 2017

Bank Manager Admits Stealing More Than $500K from Customer Accounts

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARRIE CAESAR, 46, of New Britain, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to embezzling funds from Webster Bank Corporation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, CAESAR was a long-time employee of Webster Bank where she served in a variety of roles, including bank teller, account manager and, most recently, as manager of the Avon branch office. Between 2003 and 2016, CAESAR withdrew at least $535,600 from account holders’ certificate of deposit (CD) accounts at Webster Bank, without the knowledge or consent of the account holders, used the embezzled funds for her own purposes, and took steps to conceal her misconduct.

CAESAR targeted primarily six customers, all of whom were at least 79 years old and with whom she had developed a relationship as an account manager.

CAESAR pleaded guilty to one count of theft, embezzlement and misapplication by a bank officer and employee, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years. She is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford on May 8, 2017.

CAESAR is released on a $150,000 bond.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Pierpont, Jr.

Updated February 13, 2017