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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Olmstep Twp. woman charged with embezzling $270,000 from bank

A woman from Olmsted Township was charged with embezzling from a bank, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Cleveland Office.

Betti J. Haviland, 37, of Olmsted Township, Ohio, is charged with theft, embezzlement, or misapplication by a bank officer or employee.  Specifically, the information alleges that from September 28, 2007 through April 3, 2015, Haviland stole $270,685 from Lorain National Bank, where she was employed as a vault teller. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew B. Kall following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. 

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Financial Fraud
Updated May 18, 2016