Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Woman pleads guilty to defrauding banks

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        A 37-year-old Columbia Township woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to defrauding two Cincinnati-area banks and faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

        Between February 1999 and September 2000, Linda J. Cline embezzled $1 million from her former employer, Acordia-Rauh Insurance Agency of Cincinnati, where she worked as a bookkeeper, U.S. Attorney Sharon J. Zealey said Tuesday.

        Ms. Cline admitted she altered multiple checks that were payable to Acordia-Rauh by including her name as payee and depositing the checks in her personal accounts at two Cincinnati area banks.

        The embezzled money was used for personal travel, purchase of a home, an automobile, mink throws, investments and cash-value life insurance, the U.S. attorney said.


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