Thursday, June 14, 2012

Two KCK women charged with embezzling from bank

U.S Department of Justice

A Kansas City, Kan., woman and her associate are charged with embezzling a total of $27,200 from the bank where she worked.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in September and October 2011 in Kansas City, Kan.

Brittney L. Crane, 22, Kansas City, Kan., and Cierra M. Clayborn, 20, Kansas City, Kan., are charged with 14 counts of embezzlement and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

Crane, a teller at U.S. Bank, 10959 W. 110th Street in Kansas City, Kan., made unauthorized withdrawals and gave the money to Clayborn.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each embezzlement count and a mandatory two years served consecutively to other sentences on each count of identity theft.

The U.S. Secret Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Both are presumed innocent until proven guilty.