Bank teller faces prison for thefts

October 5, 2013 

— Sandra Lowe-Miller, former lead teller at the Twin Falls branch of Wells Fargo Bank will be sentenced Monday for stealing $28,480 from the bank.

Lowe-Miller, who worked at the bank from May 2002 until the thefts were discovered in January, faces up to 30 years in prison when she's sentenced by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Boise.

Authorities said Lowe-Miller embezzled the money during a series of thefts between July 1, 2012, and Jan. 17. The shortages were discovered by bank employees, who told police Lowe-Miller admitted to the crimes when confronted.

The thefts were concealed using fictitious change order slips and other false balance sheet entries.

Lowe-Miller used the stolen cash to pay her bills and to maintain her family's lifestyle, according to court records.

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