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Bank Employee Faces Embezzlement Charge

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah County bank employee accused in the theft of a customer's credit card now faces federal charges.

Tara Whitelock is facing one count of embezzlement by a bank employee. If convicted --- she faces up to 30 years in federal prison and up to $1 million fine.

Court documents say Whitlock was a loan officer at the Far West Bank in Provo between December 2000 and April 2005. During that time, court records say Whitelock is accused of using a bank customer's credit line to direct funds to other bank accounts in which Whitelock was a signatory.

In all --- more than $100,000 were stolen from the credit card line.

------ Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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