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Tooele bank teller allegedly stole $43,700 from 90-year-old woman

First Published      Last Updated Dec 17 2015 07:41 pm

A Tooele bank teller has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $43,000 from a 90-year-old woman's account.

The victim, with the help of a relative, called the police on Dec. 9 after finding about $43,700 in suspicious withdrawals from her Zions Bank account dating back to January, according to a Tooele City Police news release.

The bank identified the suspect, Stephanie Bennett, 44, who has been a teller with them since 2006. Bennett allegedly admitted to several of the fraudulent transactions and was booked into Tooele County Jail on suspicion of 22 counts of forgery and 22 counts of exploitation of an elder adult, according to the news release.

Police are still investigating the case.

"We are working closely with [Zions Bank] to determine if any additional transactions were completed, fraudulently, against this victim's account," the release reads. "We are also working with [the bank] to identify any other potential victims."

Police encouraged the public to review their financial accounts often, monitor credit reports, and immediately report suspicious activity.


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