November 2, 1995 in Idaho

Woman Accused Of Bank Fraud

From Staff And Wire Reports

A Hansen woman has been charged with taking $1.4 million from the bank she worked at during a period of at least 10 years.

U.S. Attorney Betty Richardson said Linda D. Johnson faces one count of bank fraud, for stealing from the Blue Lakes branch of First Federal Savings Bank. She had been employed at the bank since 1979, Richardson said.

Johnson will be arraigned, probably at Boise, at a date to be set later, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry McHugh.

“She’s been pretty cooperative in describing what happened,” he said.

McHugh said Johnson is accused of creating loans and withdrawing money from customers’ certificate of deposit and direct deposit accounts. He said the bank is insured by a bonding company and customers won’t lose any money.

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