Adams woman gets 4 years for credit union theftAP , Associated Press
Nov. 7, 2013 9:50 AM ET
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The former head teller at a Pittsfield credit union has been sentenced to four years in jail for stealing almost $60,000 from her employer and concocting a story about a plot to kidnap her teenage daughter to cover up the crime.
Felisa Kazimierczak of Adams pleaded guilty Wednesday to a number of charges.
Authorities say the 44-year-old woman, who worked at the Greylock Federal Credit Union's Pittsfield branch for 11 years, told police she got a note on her car in March 2012 threatening her 15-year-old daughter with harm unless she handed over $58,000. Police say she made up the plot just days after credit union management announced an audit.
Prosecutors say she stole to fuel a gambling habit.
The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/HLdI4m ) reports that her lawyer says she is remorseful.
Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com