Two former Security National Bank employees are facing felony criminal charges for allegedly stealing over $350,000 from the bank while they were employed there.
Last week a Champaign County grand jury indicted Kristie K. Shover and Kristen S. Head on one count each of aggravated theft, receiving stolen property and tampering with records, all third degree felonies, for stealing money from Security National Bank, 828 Scioto St.
Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell said Wednesday that Urbana Police began an investigation on July 14 into a long-term internal theft case involving Shover and Head, who had been employed at the bank. Police were assisted in their investigation by the management and security of the bank.
Lingrell stated Sgt. Dave Reese and Sgt. Chris Snyder handled this investigation and conducted interviews with both suspects.
The investigation determined that $391,000 was stolen from the bank over a period of time dating back to 2009, at a time Shover was a teller and Head was the head teller.
Later Head was promoted to office manager and Shover was promoted to head teller of Security National Bank, located in Urbana.
The grand jury indictment contends that the tampering with records charge stems from Shover and Head allegedly creating fraudulent transactions and altering bookkeeping or audit records of Security National Bank to conceal the theft of money from the bank.
Lingrell said Shover, 46, of 856 Eichelberger Drive, Urbana, was terminated from her employment with the bank as its head teller on July 14.
She had been employed with the bank since 2004.
Lingrell said Head, 34, of 6719 Rush St., Dublin, had been employed at bank since 2001 until she resigned in 2014 as the bank’s office manager.
Arraignment hearings in the Champaign County Common Pleas Court for Shover and Head are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.