Bank Branch Manager Accused Of Stealing $73K
By Mike Perleberg
(Greendale, Ind.) – A bank branch manager is accused of stealing more than $73,000 from her employer.
Yavone Seymour, 46, of Aurora, was a branch manager for Dearborn Savings Bank’s location on Ridge Avenue in Greendale up until her firing on February 6. Just days earlier, bank officials discovered theft from the bank’s accounts.
In a meeting with Dearborn Savings Bank executives, Seymour allegedly admitted to the theft and signed a letter stating so.
Greendale Police were called to investigate. Detectives found that Seymour allegedly took $73,631.23 over the course of almost seven years dating back to March 2007. According to a court affidavit, Seymour would withdraw funds from customers’ saving or CD accounts and then show in the computer system that the money was placed right back into the account as though the bank had made a mistake. Seymour, however, was keeping the money and altering customers’ 1099 tax forms at the end of the year to reflect the proper interest gained.
The customers never lost funds, but the bank was out of the money, bank officials told police.
On the day she was fired, Seymour allegedly stole $3,520 from the bank’s ATM.
Seymour was charged Friday, February 21 with 18 counts including Fraud on a Financial Institution (Class C felony), Theft (Class D felony), and Forgery (Class C felony). She was arrested but posted $1,505 bond to get out of jail on Tuesday.
Ed Fischer, President of Dearborn Savings Bank, wants customers to rest assured that the alleged thefts did not affect them.
“We’ve not found any shortage with any account,” Fischer said. “While the bank did incur some expense, the most important thing is that no customers were negatively affected.”
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Nice person or not theft is a crime .. if convicted she will have to deal with the consequences! It is not for us to judge.
It cracks me up to keep reading that people are calling this a "mistake". Seriously a mistake. For those that are saying this you need to reeducate yourselves on the definition of mistake. As for the comments being left on Facebook stating that she was an escape goat, there's three sides to every story, etc. I guess I must have misunderstood this statement from the story then "In a meeting with Dearborn Savings Bank executives, Seymour allegedly admitted to the theft and signed a letter stating so."
besides that they said the theft went back to March 2007, they said 8 yrs. Well this is almost March 2014, my math says that's 7 yrs. Maybe that's why they didn't catch it, they can't count.
quote " $73,631.23 over the course of almost eight years dating back to March 2007"
73k? Where did it go?? If u ask me she got wht she deserved! Can't even trust ppl who work in our banks! God knos her kids didn't get the money!! Thts right Sharon1944 where did it come from if not us customers! I think she should still b im jail!
Yavone is a great lady, sad that she was tempted into a thing like this. She will be missed for sure. As a DSB customer I have to say she was always awesome and helpful. I hope she recovers from this stupid mistake and moves on with her life.
@Indigrl That whole thing just cracked me up. She did this for 7 years and even on the day she was terminated. There was no remorse for what she was doing, just take, take, take, no matter who's account it hurt. People who had worked their whole lives for savings and CD's to have someone take it for their own personal benefit. If she'd done it one time and was caught, it was a mistake that she could atone for, but no she just kept doing it for years. And yes, I cannot cast the first stone, but I have no respect for anyone that makes that first mistake, has no remorse and keeps doing it over & over.
@sassy1974 That's my bad lol
@Nikkimac You are right.....a mistake is maybe one time. She did this over 7 years. Then on the day she was terminated, she stole some more out of the ATM. That's not a mistake, that's deliberate theft, planned and executed. And for those that says she was so helpful and nice.. well the devil smiles everyday when he gets a convert to his side !!!!
@Sharon1944 she took it out of the customer accounts without them knowing and then fudged the tax records, then the bank had to make it good with the customers in the end. White Collar crime.....if she'd robbed a bank she would still be in jail, but since she just managed a bank and took the money, she'll probably get a slap on the wrist. And for those who defend her for making a mistake, a little mistake of $73,000 + , if it had been your account you probably wouldn't be defending her (@heatgap).