Bank Assistant Charged With Theft Of $36,000

March 11, 1992|By Lan Nguyen | Lan Nguyen,Staff writer

County police have charged a 38-year-old assistant bank manager withstealing $36,000 from accounts at the Ellicott City bank where she worked.

Susan M. Wozniak is charged with forging withdrawal slips to steal several hundred to several thousand dollars from several accounts during a five-month period at Key Federal Savings Bank, in the 9400 block of Baltimore National Pike.

Wozniak, of the first block of Sheraton Road, turned herself in to police Monday, when they charged her with 14 counts of forging bankwithdrawal slips and 14 counts of theft.

If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1,000 fine on each forgery count, andup to 15 years and $1,000 fine on each theft count.

Wozniak was released on $25,000 bond Monday after appearing before a Howard CountyDistrict Court commissioner.

Police were called to investigate two months ago after a bank security representative informed them of discrepancies in several customer accounts.

Wozniak withdrew as little as $500 and as much as $6,000 from seven accounts between August and January, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman.

Gardner said investigators suspected Wozniak after they analyzed videotapes the bank used to record customer transactions.

"The tapes didn't show anyone at the workstation at the times of transaction," hesaid. Wozniak wrote her own employee code on each of the transactions to clear them, Gardner said.

Louise Adams, bank vice president, declined to comment.

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