BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Childersburg city councilwoman faces federal charges of taking nearly $1 million from the bank where she worked over an 11-year period.
Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/16RD78V ) that 61-year-old Bonny Jean Carter is charged with one count each of bank fraud and money laundering in charges. The charges were filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham.
Federal prosecutors want Carter to forfeit $951,787, which they say is the amount she illegally took through fraud while working as an account clerk at SouthFirst Bank in Sylacauga.
Carter's attorney, Joel E. Dillard, said she's cooperating with authorities.
Prosecutors say Carter took money between October 2002 and March 2013 by converting funds to personal savings accounts and by skimming a portion from checks and putting the money into accounts in her daughter's name.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews
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