copyright the Chronicle September 30, 2015
by Tena Starr
A Brighton woman has been accused of embezzling about $29,000 from the Passumpsic Bank. Janet Katalina, 52, worked at the St. Johnsbury Center branch of the bank as accounting analyst and payroll specialist.
On August 20, Passumpsic Bank officials reported to the State Police that Ms. Katalina had embezzled money from the bank’s accounts — not customer accounts, Detective Sergeant Jason Letourneau said in a press release.
He said Ms. Katalina was fired on August 19.
“Bank officials determined, and the investigation confirmed, that Katalina first embezzled $734 on December 19, 2014, by cashing in her annual leave without actually adjusting her annual leave balance,” Detective Sergeant Letourneau’s statement says.
It was Ms. Katalina’s job, as payroll specialist, to be responsible for recording that type of information. She took steps to hide… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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