A former bank executive in the Omaha area has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $160,000 from bank customers.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says 43-year-old Amy Fisher of Papillion pleaded guilty in June of last year after a federal grand jury in 2014 charged her with embezzlement.
Fisher took money from customers of the Bellevue branch of the Bank of the West. Fisher, Financial Services Officer at the time, would close out a customer’s certificate of deposit, then reopen a new certificate for what appeared to be the same amount, but she had withdrawn a bit from the certificate and created false documentation to mask the theft. She also skimmed money from home equity lines of credit as well as checking and savings accounts.
The court found Fisher had raided 55 accounts held by 17 customers, all of whom were between the ages of 82 and 97 years old. Fisher has been ordered to pay $158,941.56 in restitution.