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Feds Say Bank VP Had Sticky Fingers

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (CN) - A former vice president is accused of stealing $4.4 million from Jersey State Bank. Mary S. Becker faces one federal felony count of bank fraud.

Becker took money from certificates of deposit and used it to pay credit card bills and electronically transferred money from the bank's accounts to her own, the indictment states.

Becker had worked at the bank since 1976, with job titles ranging from assistant cashier to executive vice president.

Prosecutors seek forfeiture of several of Becker's property, including a home, two Lake of the Ozarks condominiums, a 38-foot Donzi powerboat, various vehicles and investments.

Bank President Larry Anderson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Becker resigned in February and that no customer accounts have been affected.

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