Boise bank employee charged with grand theft, accused of embezzlement

A Boise bank employee faces a grand theft charge after an investigation determined she created a fake bank account to embezzle money from the bank over a period of months, Boise police said yesterday.

Tracy Ann Widner, 49, was picked up at her Boise home on a warrant Wednesday. She was released on $5,000 bond pending a court appearance Tuesday.

Police said they were contacted by bank employees in early April after an internal audit determined that money had been stolen over a period of time by an employee later identified as Widner. Police did not identify the bank involved. A police spokesman, Ryan Larrondo, did not know how much money was involved in the theft or whether the money had been spent or recovered.

According to online court records, the theft dates from Sept 2014.