FBI arrest Illinois woman for allegedly stealing more than $400k from bank
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A former bank employee was arrested by the FBI Thursday after being accused of embezzling about $439,000.
Samantha Cherry, 35, of Morrisonville, Ill. was indicted in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on Oct. 26 on one count of theft or embezzlement by a bank officer.
According to the indictment, Cherry allegedly took the money from a UMB Bank branch in St. Louis between Jan. 1, 2021 and March 18, 2022. If she is convicted, she faces up to 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine, or both.
The FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Roy is prosecuting the case.
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