Deputies say Sarah Katherine Stone, the former head teller at First Community Bank in Fort Myers, maintained two sets of books to keep bank officials from discovering the missing money that she is now accused of stealing, according to a news release from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities say the 29-year-old woman stole over $107,000 during an 8-month period in 2011 from the bank.
Auditors reportedly became suspicious of her after they found her teller drawer was short by at least $2,000 one day in August 2011. During the audit, Stone allegedly excused herself to use the restroom but actually fled from the bank, according to the report.
Officials also accused her of stealing $4,100 from three customers by altering checks being cashed and then keeping the extra money for herself.
Stone also allegedly had a personal account with Suncoast Schools Credit Union that suffered a loss through Stone’s practice of over-drafting her account by writing checks to herself or “cash” at First Community Bank, the report stated.
Stone was busted on Tuesday at her home in Delray Beach.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times