Former head teller pleads guilty to embezzlement

Peggy S. Teel, a former head teller, the $112 million Bear Paw Credit Union pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling $129,409 from the Harve, Mont. Credit union over nine years.

A police investigation found Teel had been stealing from Bear Paw CU’s ATMs, teller cash drawers, a lobby coin vault and the credit union vault, according to court documents.

In 2007, executives began having unusual cash shortages at two ATMs at a local health center and at a convenient store on a Native American reservation.

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