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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Webster Woman Sentenced for Theft, Embezzlement,and Misapplication by Bank Employee

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Webster, South Dakota, woman convicted of Theft, Embezzlement, and Misapplication by Bank Employee was sentenced on August 8, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Angelica Jean Gebur, age 43, was sentenced to 60 days in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, restitution to Needs Anonymous Thrift Store in the amount of $38,986, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Gebur was indicted by a federal grand jury in February of 2022. She pled guilty on May 17, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from incidents beginning on or about March 22, 2018, and continuing through June 18, 2021, when Gebur, an employee of CorTrust Bank, a financial institution whose deposits were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), defrauded CorTrust Bank of more than $1,000 of moneys, funds, assets, and securities entrusted to the custody and care of CorTrust Bank.

Gebur was employed as the lead customer service representative for the CorTrust Bank branch located in Webster. Needs Anonymous Thrift Store is a volunteer-run thrift store ministry located in Webster, and they banked with CorTrust Bank. The thrift store usually dropped off its weekly deposit bag at the bank’s drive-up window. The bag typically contained mostly cash. The bag did not include a completed deposit form, but rather a handwritten note of the total deposit amount.

In her capacity as a CorTrust Bank employee, Gebur often received the deposits from the thrift store that were meant to be deposited into the thrift store’s accounts at the bank. On multiple occasions, Gebur stole some of the cash from the thrift store’s intended deposits, kept it for herself, and used it for her own purposes. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

Gebur was allowed to self-report to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service by September 13, 2022.

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Updated August 11, 2022