Woman faces charges of bank account thefts


CLEVELAND -- A Lowellville woman is charged with obtaining funds from federally insured financial institutions under false pretenses.
The actions occurred while she was serving as a bookkeeper for a heating, plumbing and construction company in her home community, the U.S. attorney said.
Vicki L. Harris, 51, of List Lane, is accused of stealing $289,666 from the bank accounts of her employer, Conti Corp., between January 1994 and June 1999.
Harris would steal company checks, take them to banks, exchange them for cashier's checks, use the cashier's checks to make credit card payments, then take cash advances or make purchases on her credit cards, the U.S. attorney said. The Youngstown FBI office investigated the case.

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