Bank embezzler sentenced to home confinement

October 8, 2013 

— Sandra Lowe-Miller, former lead teller at the Twin Falls branch of Wells Fargo Bank, was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement.

Lowe-Miller, who worked at the bank from May 2002 until the thefts were discovered in January, admitted stealing $28,480. The thefts took place between July 1, 2012, and Jan. 17.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge ordered Lowe-Miller to wear a monitoring bracelet while she is confined at home. She will only be able to leave her home for work and other activities approved by her probation officer.

She won't be able to incur any new credit charges or open new lines of credit without permission. She is also banned from working in an area where she would handle money.

Lowe-Miller had faced up to 30 years in prison. She admitted to the thefts when confronted by bank officials in January, according to court documents.

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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