A Papillion woman who worked in Bellevue as a financial services officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison as a result of an embezzlement conviction.

Amy Fisher, 43, pleaded guilty June 22 to embezzling almost $159,000 from 17 customers of the Bank of the West, all of whom were aged between 82 and 97.

Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp found that Fisher conducted 55 fraudulent transactions by making unauthorized withdrawals from customer accounts. The accounts included certificates of deposit, home equity lines of credit as well as checking saving accounts.

Fisher was ordered to repay the Bank of the West $158,941.56, the embezzled amount the bank has already repaid the victims.

The case was investigated by the FBI.

— Eugene Curtin

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