Ex-bank employee found guilty of theft

September 30, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

A Williamsport woman was found guilty of theft Thursday and sentenced to three years in prison, but the sentence was suspended, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Kathy Sue Stumbaugh, 46, of 306 S. Artizan St. in Williamsport, was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation, documents state.

Stumbaugh was charged with forgery of private documents, forging fake documents and theft on July 13 when police said she stole $5,000 from M&T Bank, at 14 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport, her employer at the time.

The forgery charges were dismissed Thursday.

A bank manager told police that Stumbaugh, a bank teller, forged a withdrawal slip and took $5,000 from a customer's account in July, documents state. The customer was not seen in the bank that day, according to documents.


The bank manager was checking Stumbaugh's cash drawer, when she noticed the money was missing, documents state. When the bank manager asked Stumbaugh if she had taken the money, Stumbaugh said, "I did," according to documents.

Stumbaugh told the manager she was waiting on a loan check and intended on paying the bank back, documents state. She did pay back the money. Documents state Stumbaugh was surprised the bank chose to fire her over the theft.

Police said Stumbaugh told officers she did not believe there would be serious repercussions because a previous theft at the bank was treated leniently in court, documents state.

Stumbaugh was dismissed from her job and escorted from the bank. In addition to probation, Stumbaugh was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, documents state.

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