Woman admits to embezzling $289k from Wichita bank

Published On: Apr 11 2014 12:45:34 PM CDT

A former Wichita bank employee pleads guilty to embezzling at least $289,000.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 43-year-old Lisa Marie Evans pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement.

In her plea, she admitted that from 2011 to 2013 she stole the money while working for Southwest National Bank in Wichita. She was responsible for balancing the bank vault on a daily basis.

A surprise audit in April 2013 revealed the theft. Investigators examined security footage of the vault that showed Evans taking money from the vault and hiding it on her person.
She faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 when she's sentenced in June.