Woman pleads guilty to bank embezzlement scheme in Aurora

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago October 28, 2015 Oct 28, 2015 Wednesday, October 28 2015 Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:02:26 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

AURORA (AP) — A former employee of a bank in Aurora has pleaded guilty to a $130,000 embezzlement scheme.

Forty-five-year-old Jo Ann Nickell pleaded guilty Monday. Prosecutors say Nickell was employed by Community National Bank as a customer service representative and back-up teller from Aug. 17, 2009 to July 19, 2013. According to authorities, Nickell embezzled $6,000 from the account of one the bank's customers while employed at the bank.

Prosecutors say that Nickell's actions led to a total loss for the bank of just over $130,000. She faces up to 30 years in federal prison without parole, and a fine of up to $1 million.

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