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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Leavenworth Woman Sentenced For Embezzling from Bank

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Leavenworth woman was sentenced Tuesday to four months in custody followed by four months home confinement for embezzling more than $500,000 from the bank where she worked, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. In addition, she was ordered to pay full restitution.

Ashley Blacketer, 29, Leavenworth, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a bank employee. In her plea, she admitted the crime occurred while she worked for Exchange National Bank & Trust in Leavenworth.

Over a period of six years, Blacketer covered up the crime by falsifying a ledger showing the amount of cash in the bank’s vault. The crime was discovered during an audit after she left the bank for another job.

Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley for their work on the case.

Financial Fraud
Updated December 20, 2016