Crime & Courts

Cashier pleads guilty to stealing $213,000 from bank

A southeast Kansas woman has pleaded guity to a federal charge of embezzling more than $200,000 from the bank where she worked, authorities said.

Debra J. Nading, 59, of Oswego pleaded guilty to one count of theft by a bank employee, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a prepared statement. In her plea on Tuesday, Nading admitted the crime occurred while she worked as an assistant cashier and bookkeeping supervisor for the Labette Bank in Parsons.

Nading stole more than $213,000 from the bank, according to her plea. She used her access to the bank’s credit card accounts to make false entries to cover up the theft, according to her plea.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 17. She faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a fine as high as $1 million, Beall said.

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