Former Owego bank employees admit embezzlement
An Athens woman was among those who pled guilty to embezzlement in New York state.
According to reports released Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northern District and Albany Division, released that Megan Horton, 54, of Owego, Tioga County, N.Y., and Gwenn Gooding, 43, also of Owego, Tioga County, N.Y., pled guilty on Jan. 2, 2013 in United States District Court to the felony crime of Bank Embezzlement.
Shannon Moore, 38, of Athens, previously pled guilty on Dec. 21, 2012, in United States District Court, to a similar felony crime of Bank Embezzlement.
Horton, Gooding, and Moore were former employees of Chemung Canal Trust Company (CCTC) Bank, located at 203 Main St., Owego, New York.
According to the reports, Horton, former branch manager; Gooding, former head teller; and Moore, a former teller, admitted that between December 2004, and September 2011 they embezzled large sums of money from CCTC.
Horton admitted stealing more than $200,000; Gooding admitted stealing more than $100,000; and, Moore admitted stealing more than $25,000.
The embezzlement was uncovered as a result of an audit of the CCTC bank branch following the Southern Tier flooding in September 2011.
Horton, Gooding, and Moore each face a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment, and a maximum fine of one million dollars.
According to reports, Moore is scheduled to be sentenced on April 23, 2013; Gooding is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4, 2013; and, Horton is scheduled to be sentenced on May 7, 2013.