Mass. woman charged with stealing $112,000

BOSTON (AP) — A North Attleborough woman has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the bank where she once worked.

Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Debra Antonitis has been charged with mail fraud and wire fraud for allegedly stealing the money while she was a manager for Wrentham Co-operative Bank.

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The Sun Chronicle ( ) reports that prosecutors allege between April 2006 and January 2012, Antonitis made 143 fraudulent fund transfers totaling $112,385.

Antonitis allegedly made the transfers by creating fictitious withdrawals from customers’ accounts and transferring the funds to herself in cash or in deposits to her own accounts.

She allegedly covered up the thefts by creating false entries in the bank’s records to make it appear that customers had withdrawn the money themselves.

She did not return calls.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle,