Monday, April 20, 2009
Scuzzbucket of the Week
Pauline R. Malone, a 30 year employee at Regions Bank, transferred thousands of dollars out of an 80 year old victim's account several times a month for about a year, totaling to about $65K.
from the T.P:
When she was brought in for questioning, Malone told investigators she began making the transfers after convincing the victim to loan her $7,000 last April, Foltz said. She told investigators she planned to repay the money and detectives discovered at least four credits of $100 each in the victim's account, he said.
Malone told investigators she gambled with the money she took and used some of it to pay her bills, Foltz said.
It is the policy of Regions to reimburse the victim fully in these kinds of cases, said Evelyn Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the bank.
There is evidence that Malone may have taken up to $10,000 from another victim over the last six weeks, and investigators are trying to locate that victim's family, Foltz said.
Malone was booked into Slidell's city jail on Friday with two counts each of theft, identity theft and bank fraud. She is being held on a $30,000 bond.
Good ole Pauline looks like she'll be quite comfy in womens' prison.
May she rot there.