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Former Girard banker pleads guilty to stealing nearly $2.6 million

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A former southeast Kansas bank supervisor has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $2.6 million from her employer over a 10-year span.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 55-year-old Cynthia Bright of Girard pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of bank fraud. She admitted stealing the money while working as operations supervisor at Girard National Bank.

Bright used several different methods to steal the funds, including writing checks on her own accounts and altering electronic bank records to show the checks had cleared, even though money would not be taken from her account.

Grissom says Bright and the government have agreed to recommend a five-year prison sentence and a restitution order for the full amount of the thefts.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 15.

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