Teller guilty in $83,000 theft



BAR HARBOR — A Hancock woman faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling money while working as a teller at Camden National Bank’s branch in Town Hill.

Jodi Webber, 37, entered the plea in U.S. District Court.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Webber stole more than $83,000 cash between November 2015 and February 2016 while she was working as a teller. The money was taken from her cash drawer and replaced with money withdrawn from the accounts of five customers, forging their signatures on withdrawal slips. After her drawer had been audited for the day, she typically but didn’t always reverse those withdrawals. Her activities were discovered after a customer questioned an unauthorized withdrawal.

Court records show Webber began working at the bank in September 2015. The bank launched an investigation after a customer reported on Feb. 1, 2016 an unauthorized withdrawal on Dec. 21, 2015. Subsequently, police were notified, with the FBI taking over the case.

Specifically, Webber stole $6,500 from one customer during one transaction, another $6,500 from a different customer during two transactions and $6,400 from Camden National, according to court records.

Webber is to be sentenced following completion of a presentence investigation.

Along with up to 30 years in prison, she faces a $1 million fine. Webber is expected to be ordered to serve probation upon her release from prison.

Mark Good

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