Hancock Woman Pleads Guilty to Bank Embezzlement Charge
Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jodi L. Webber, 37, of Hancock, Maine, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to embezzling bank funds.
According to court documents, in September 2015, Webber was hired by Camden National Bank as a teller at its Bar Harbor (Town Hill), Maine branch. Between November 2015 and February 2016, Webber stole over $83,000 in cash from her teller drawer and concealed it by replacing it with money withdrawn from five customer account. These transactions were not authorized and she forged customer signatures on the withdrawal slips. She typically reversed those withdrawals on the same day that she made them after the bank’s cash audit had been completed. Her embezzlement scheme was discovered when a customer questioned an unauthorized withdrawal from the customer’s account. That inquiry caused the bank to conduct a comprehensive examination of the defendant’s transactions and to contact law enforcement.
Webber faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.